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From Tom Wolfe’s 1987 classic The Bonfire of the Vanities:

An assistant D.A. in Major Offenses has started calling Abe Weiss “Captain Ahab,” and now they all did. Weiss was notorious in his obsession for publicity, even among a breed, the district attorney, that was publicity-mad by nature. …

Every assistant D.A. in the Bronx … shared Captain Ahab’s mania for the Great White Defendant. For a start, it was not pleasant to go through life telling yourself, “What I do for a living is, I pack blacks and Latins off to jail.” It wasn’t that it was morally wrong … It was that it was in bad taste. So it made the boys uneasy, this eternal prosecution of the blacks and Latins.

… The press couldn’t even see these cases. It was just poor people killing poor people. To prosecute such cases was to be part of the garbage collection service, necessary and honorable, plodding and anonymous.

Captain Ahab wasn’t so ridiculous, after all. Press coverage! Ray and Jimmy could laugh all they wanted, but Weiss had made sure the entire city knew his name. Weiss had an election coming up, and the Bronx was 70 percent black and Latin, and he was going to make sure the name Abe Weiss was pumped out to them on every channel that existed. He might not do much else, but he was going to do that.

 
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  1. If Kavanaugh is Sherman McCoy (BTW, were WASPs of McCoy’s age actually named Sherman?) then who is Abe Weiss in the current telenovela?

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    @Jack D

    Gillibrand?

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @bomag
    @Jack D


    who is Abe Weiss in the current telenovela?
     
    The current Democrat party in general. If there is an imaginary white man to be spanked, they are on it.

    In particular, I notice that the press shoves a microphone in the face of Feinstein; Schumer; and Booker so that they can intone in their most serious manner that there is a crisis here of utmost importance blah blah blah and that Republicans and all they represent, especially white men, must be wiped off the face of the Earth, so just sit back and let us vote for you.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    BTW, were WASPs of McCoy’s age actually named Sherman?
     
    Sure, as long as it was followed by a Roman numeral.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @ben tillman, @ben tillman

    , @Fred Boynton
    @Jack D

    One of Charles Schulz's minor Peanuts characters was named Shermy (which I would guess is short for Sherman).

    I don't know that it's ever been a common first name and if I hear it with a WASP last name I would assume the person is black.

    Replies: @anon

    , @Hibernian
    @Jack D

    Dick "When we came back from Vietnam" Blumenthal.

    , @Alden
    @Jack D

    The witch’s lead attorney, Deborah Katz is Abe Weiss. She’s been active in resist Trump since the day after the 2016 election.

    Must be easy to be a male Democrat. Just lay back and let the witches do the work.

  2. Steve, you should create an iSteve reading list for newbs and include Amazon links to Bonfire, The Coup, Scoop, Black Mischief, etc. so you can make a few extra $.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    @Dave Pinsen

    We were supposed to have an iSteve book club. Perhaps these can go hand-in-hand.

    Replies: @Anon

    , @anonymous
    @Dave Pinsen

    You're having fun, I know, but something each of us can and should do is to avoid Amazon and its onlike ilk. When it comes to books, try to find a local bookseller or a public library.

    Replies: @kihowi

    , @ben tillman
    @Dave Pinsen

    Amazon de-platformed him, I believe.

  3. I had completely forgotten that the hunter for the Great White Defendant was named Abe Weiss. How things have changed since 1987! No one would ever dare frame the plot that way today.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Tim Howells


    I had completely forgotten that the hunter for the Great White Defendant was named Abe Weiss. How things have changed since 1987! No one would ever dare frame the plot that way today.
     
    What do you take to be the significance of the name? 'Weiss' is a common surname as it is the German word for 'white' and is pronounced like 'vice'. Abe (Abraham) is an Old Testament name and suggests patriarchal Jewishness.

    So an attorney called White is hunting for the Great White Defendant.

    Obviously the average reader does not consider the implied meaning of names in the same way that I do, but Tom Wolfe is not the average reader and no doubt had something in mind. Perhaps the irony is that a man called White who must appeal to voters who are "70 percent black and Latin" must appear to be anything but White.

    Replies: @Invader Zim, @Tim Howells

    , @Jack D
    @Tim Howells

    NY in that era was filled with Jewish pols such as former mayors Abe Beame, Ed Koch, DAs Robert Morgenthau (an "Our Crowd" German Jew) and Eugene Gold (later charged with child molestation), etc. So Abe Weiss was a plausible name for a DA.

    In 1983, Gold got away with two years probation for sexually fondling a 10 year old girl - nowadays he'd get life without parole. He then retired to Israel and literally disappears from the face of the earth (or at least the internet). You can't make this stuff up.

    , @ben tillman
    @Tim Howells


    I had completely forgotten that the hunter for the Great White Defendant was named Abe Weiss. How things have changed since 1987! No one would ever dare frame the plot that way today.
     
    In that regard, things were the same now as they were then.
  4. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    Sherman McCoy, Haven Monahan, and Brett Kavanaugh

    Ahem. Unlike the others, Haven Monahan actually exists.

    As I keep reminding you people.

    The jury hands a note to the judge. They want to know what to make of Jackie’s varying ‘pronunciations’ of the fraternity where she was allegedly raped. The background noise is distracting, but she seems to call it Chi Phi, Chi Psi, Pi Phi– rarely, if ever, the one actually named in the story: Phi Psi.
    http://www.c-ville.com/day-5-recording-jackie-makes-waves/

    As another reminder, the morning after the verdict, President Obama had Jann Wenner over to the White House for coffee. I’d say that’s proof enough.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @anonymous

    Proof of what?

    Replies: @Autochthon

    , @Steve Sailer
    @anonymous

    In the ten minutes or so of the tape of Sabrina Rubin Erdely and Jackie Coakley talking that I listened to, Jackie was the dominant personality.

    Replies: @Tyrion 2

    , @Anonymous
    @anonymous

    "As another reminder, the morning after the verdict, President Obama had Jann Wenner over to the White House for coffee."

    Given that we're talking about Obama and about Wenner, you have to wonder whether Obama was having Wenner over for coffee that morning, or whether he was still there from the evening before.

    , @Jack D
    @anonymous


    Rolling Stone’s lawyer says he’d be happy to stipulate Phi Psi. But Eramo attorney Libby Locke suddenly stands and demands that the jurors trust their own ears.

    “It goes to credibility,” says Locke.

    Judge Glen Conrad agrees.
     
    See this is the difference between a real trial and the kangaroo court of public opinion as filtered thru the leftist media. In a real trial you have opposing counsel viewing the witness with appropriate skepticism (whether she is a man or a woman - none of this bullshit where people are entitled to a presumption that they are telling the truth based on chromosomes) and an unbiased judge as a reality check. Without this check, people get carried away on a wave of wishful thinking that supports their pre-existing biases. Jackie's account on the tape is filled with inconsistencies - she can't even get the name of the frat right. But they go right over Erdely's head because she WANTS to believe and there is no one telling her to be skeptical (the old journalistic maxim that if your mother tells you that she loves you, you should check it first before you print it is forgotten in the Woke Era). Some stories are too good to check.

    In a courtroom, people lie more often than not. I once had an old lawyer tell me that in a courtroom, every time a witness tells the complete unvarnished truth, the brass eagle on top of the flagpole comes to life and flies around the courtroom, but that in all his years of practice he had never seen it. Therefore, judges instruct the jury that they not only may but MUST assess the credibility of each witness and that they are free to discount the witness's testimony if they find her to be not credible.

    Meanwhile, in leftist media land, the great tradition of show trials continues. In a show trial, an accusation is the same thing as a conviction - if you weren't guilty then you wouldn't be accused in the first place.

    Replies: @ben tillman

    , @Bubba
    @anonymous


    "...the morning after the verdict, President Obama had Jann Wenner over to the White House for coffee. "
     
    Please, c'mon now, "coffee"?!?! Wenner was probably muling a token of his appreciation with Obama's favorite blend of Maui Wowie.
  5. anon[218] • Disclaimer says:

    There is this huge desire to believe that these prisoners of color are somehow victims of the system, are in prison for selling pot, should be freed by the innocence project, &c.

    An inmate who took the golf world by storm through lush drawings of courses and holes, laboriously crafted during his days behind bars in one of New York’s most notorious prisons, is enjoying his first full day as a free man Thursday after his hobby helped get a decades-old murder conviction overturned.

    But…at the bottom of the article…

    Scott added that he obtained the Tec-9 semi-automatic used in the shooting from Dixon and they drove together to the site where Torriano was killed.*

    The judge, Susan Eagan, upheld a charge of criminal possession of a weapon against Dixon, but said the 5 to 15-year sentence it carried has been satisfied by him.

    And because of that, Flynn said Dixon is “not an innocent man,” according to the Associated Press.

    Ok…he was innocent of that murder, but.

    It took forever for Obama to find 1,000 non violent prisoners for minor offenses in Federal Prison. Because there aren’t many.

    The woman Kim K was advocating for was a non violent, first offender convicted of selling millions of dollars of cocaine. A Grandmother, but hardly grandmotherly.

    *See Jackie Brown

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @anon

    It's pretty hard to be in any kind of illegal business above dealing marijuana to your friends without being connected one way or another to violence.

    A friend of mine in high school was the son of a top bookie, who was occasionally off to the Men's Correctional Colony for awhile. His dad was a high IQ guy. But how do you collect on debts in illegal businesses if the government won't send the sheriff around on your behalf?

    Replies: @Danindc, @ben tillman

    , @Jack D
    @anon

    Most cops are remarkably blase about whom they send to prison for a crime - the important thing is the clearance rate. Some other guy actually confessed to the murder that they pinned on Dixon but since they already had Dixon down they told the other guy to get lost.

    I think one of the reasons that they are so blase (aside from not really giving a damn about anything other than collecting their pensions ASAP) is that they know that most of the folks that they deal with are amply guilty of other crimes for which they have not been convicted - either they have gotten clean away or there is insufficient proof to convict. For every crime they are tried for, they have probably committed 10 other crimes that they have gotten away with (maybe less serious ones than murder). There are some rare cases where a choir boy is wrongly accused but usually those who are convicted are immersed in the criminal milieu and have done all sorts of things before.

    Not clear to me why Dixon was not also guilty of the murder under the "felony murder" rule, regardless of whether he was the shooter. I'm not fully familiar with the facts of the case but it appears that he gave his accomplice a gun and together they drove to confront the victim - presumably the purpose of their visit was not to discuss the relative merits of Merion vs. Augusta National. According to the DA, Dixon was "an up-and-coming drug dealer in the city of Buffalo" at the time of the shooting and Scott (the shooter) was Dixon's bodyguard.

    Replies: @anon

  6. That’s a prescient passage given today’s day and age, but I am not sure it fits the Kavanagh case.

    The Kavanagh ordeal is a strict switch hunt to stop the court from swinging more conservative in front of several big cases this term and in the years to come. They’d run the same smears against a black or other minority conservative.

    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    @Polynikes

    "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor!?"

    (guys on couch) "Germans?" "Forget it, he's rolling."

    , @Paul Jolliffe
    @Polynikes

    So, you're saying this is a real-life variation on "The Pelican Brief"?

    If it is (and you may well be right), then which upcoming "big cases" do you think are hinging on Kavanaugh's confirmation/rejection?

    I am genuinely curious.

    What do you predict?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7seUNbY1_w

  7. @Jack D
    If Kavanaugh is Sherman McCoy (BTW, were WASPs of McCoy's age actually named Sherman?) then who is Abe Weiss in the current telenovela?

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @bomag, @Reg Cæsar, @Fred Boynton, @Hibernian, @Alden

    Gillibrand?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Dave Pinsen

    Here's a conspiracy theory: Gillibrand is invested heavily in a sex doll production company. Her shrill shrieking comments yesterday were not intended to sway public opinion with regards to the supreme court, but rather to make men think, "women...maybe they're just not worth it."

  8. @anonymous

    Sherman McCoy, Haven Monahan, and Brett Kavanaugh
     
    Ahem. Unlike the others, Haven Monahan actually exists.

    As I keep reminding you people.


    The jury hands a note to the judge. They want to know what to make of Jackie’s varying 'pronunciations' of the fraternity where she was allegedly raped. The background noise is distracting, but she seems to call it Chi Phi, Chi Psi, Pi Phi– rarely, if ever, the one actually named in the story: Phi Psi.
    http://www.c-ville.com/day-5-recording-jackie-makes-waves/

     

    As another reminder, the morning after the verdict, President Obama had Jann Wenner over to the White House for coffee. I'd say that's proof enough.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Steve Sailer, @Anonymous, @Jack D, @Bubba

    Proof of what?

    • Replies: @Autochthon
    @Anonymous

    That Obama is into old white guys with literary pretensions?

  9. @anonymous

    Sherman McCoy, Haven Monahan, and Brett Kavanaugh
     
    Ahem. Unlike the others, Haven Monahan actually exists.

    As I keep reminding you people.


    The jury hands a note to the judge. They want to know what to make of Jackie’s varying 'pronunciations' of the fraternity where she was allegedly raped. The background noise is distracting, but she seems to call it Chi Phi, Chi Psi, Pi Phi– rarely, if ever, the one actually named in the story: Phi Psi.
    http://www.c-ville.com/day-5-recording-jackie-makes-waves/

     

    As another reminder, the morning after the verdict, President Obama had Jann Wenner over to the White House for coffee. I'd say that's proof enough.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Steve Sailer, @Anonymous, @Jack D, @Bubba

    In the ten minutes or so of the tape of Sabrina Rubin Erdely and Jackie Coakley talking that I listened to, Jackie was the dominant personality.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    @Steve Sailer

    That sounds like a lot of foreign policy journalism. Highly-educated, self-righteous but naive journalists being told by somewhat cunning and manipulative individuals what they want to hear.

    Replies: @Olorin

  10. @anon
    There is this huge desire to believe that these prisoners of color are somehow victims of the system, are in prison for selling pot, should be freed by the innocence project, &c.

    An inmate who took the golf world by storm through lush drawings of courses and holes, laboriously crafted during his days behind bars in one of New York’s most notorious prisons, is enjoying his first full day as a free man Thursday after his hobby helped get a decades-old murder conviction overturned.
     
    But...at the bottom of the article...

    Scott added that he obtained the Tec-9 semi-automatic used in the shooting from Dixon and they drove together to the site where Torriano was killed.*

    The judge, Susan Eagan, upheld a charge of criminal possession of a weapon against Dixon, but said the 5 to 15-year sentence it carried has been satisfied by him.

    And because of that, Flynn said Dixon is “not an innocent man,” according to the Associated Press.

     

    Ok...he was innocent of that murder, but.

    It took forever for Obama to find 1,000 non violent prisoners for minor offenses in Federal Prison. Because there aren't many.

    The woman Kim K was advocating for was a non violent, first offender convicted of selling millions of dollars of cocaine. A Grandmother, but hardly grandmotherly.

    *See Jackie Brown

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jack D

    It’s pretty hard to be in any kind of illegal business above dealing marijuana to your friends without being connected one way or another to violence.

    A friend of mine in high school was the son of a top bookie, who was occasionally off to the Men’s Correctional Colony for awhile. His dad was a high IQ guy. But how do you collect on debts in illegal businesses if the government won’t send the sheriff around on your behalf?

    • Agree: Dave Pinsen
    • Replies: @Danindc
    @Steve Sailer

    Was the golf artist even innocent? I just assume these cases are highlighted to push a narrative. The Central Park 9 are “innocent” but they definitely assaulyed and molested that woman jogger.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @ben tillman
    @Steve Sailer


    It’s pretty hard to be in any kind of illegal business above dealing marijuana to your friends without being connected one way or another to violence.

    A friend of mine in high school was the son of a top bookie, who was occasionally off to the Men’s Correctional Colony for awhile. His dad was a high IQ guy. But how do you collect on debts in illegal businesses if the government won’t send the sheriff around on your behalf?
     

    Believe it or not, bookies in Dallas can stay in business without resorting to violence. One bookie told me he would threaten it, but he wouldn't do it.
  11. OT:

    LANGUAGE is being manipulated by Progressives.

    The long standing definition of racism , per Websters, was:

    Definition of RACISM 1: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

    Now, it has been subverted as dogma by militant Progressives to:

    1: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race coming from a person in a position of power

    (They now insist that minorities cannot be racist to white people.)

    For your horror and amusement, I give you the Left’s new Youtube “Genderqueer” Darling, known as Contrapoints, recently crowned by the MSM as “The Oscar Wilde” of the progressive movement. He/She identifies as “Genderqueer” because he/she appears to be a transsexual female, but other than some facial plastic surgery and lots of makeup and wigs, he has an intact, unhormone-enhanced male body, which he uses as a prop from time to time in his act, stubble and all.

    Contrapoints is a mere philosophy grad-school dropout, who lounges in her boudoir of delights and delivers rapid-fire academic lectures (clearly read from a script) like a high-level academe. She/He tosses out theories and name-brand philosophers and movements to frame and plant her message into the soft, uncritical minds of her young, impressionable subscribers who can’t possibly follow it, so it must be important and true. The target Millennial audience can’t critically assess her arguments, so they just swallow it whole as gospel. She’s an unchecked, narcissistic tyrant who revels in degeneracy, which she can pursue with impunity in the age of Postmodernism. A particularly heinous video is linked below. (Decrypting the Alt-Right: How to Recognize a [email protected] )

    I’ve been confused by Antifa and others hurling the Term “FASCIST!” and projectiles at anyone who isn’t on board with their socialist, neo-marxist, postmodernist, intersectional Olympics of oppression clawfest, and “sex is not related to gender” agenda… (that men can have babies, and women can have a penis, ad nauseum.) I felt like Antifa acted more like Fascists, after researching Italian Fascism.

    No wonder: THIS- taken from her/his video below, is what Antifa and Progressives call a Fascist when they throw bottles, rocks, and smoke bombs, and destroy property and beat up mere liberals. Centrists, and Conservatives. They have a new definition for Fascism that I didn’t get the memo for.

    What she/he calls “Fascism”

    1) People of European heritage are or ought to constitute a biological, cultural, and political unity known as “the white race”- sometimes dog-whistled as “Western Culture.”

    2) Jews are masterminding the destruction of the White race through multi-culturism and non-white immigration ( “white genocide” or “ethnic replacement” )

    3) The only way to save the White race is to establish a “white homeland” or “ethnostate”, from which non-whites and degenerates must be purged.

    This person has a huge following, and the gullible sheep have no idea how they are being indoctrinated through these “amusing” videos that feed them fabricated, perverted definitions of long-existing terms, and celebrate the right to live a life of degeneracy, courtesy of Postmodernisn.

    • Replies: @dvorak
    @Black Agnes


    They have a new definition for Fascism that I didn’t get the memo for.
     
    Go attend a Ben Shapiro event leave us alone.

    Replies: @Lagertha, @Black Agnes

    , @fish
    @Black Agnes

    That one is as plugly and useless as Chris Korda, Founder of the "Church of Euthanasia"!

    Replies: @Anon

    , @Alfa158
    @Black Agnes

    I think they’ve moved beyond that and define racism as a belief that race even exists at all. To them race is only a social construct with no objective basis in reality and is used by White racists to oppress non-Whites. Just as theism is a belief God exists and atheism is a belief God does not exist, racism is a belief race exists.
    I have to agree with them on that and classify myself as a racist because even if I’m not interested in oppressing anyone, I believe race is real. Of course what percentage of humans share my belief that race is real? 98%? Probably more, even 2% works out to 140 million thinking race is a social construct.

    Replies: @trelane

  12. @Dave Pinsen
    @Jack D

    Gillibrand?

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Here’s a conspiracy theory: Gillibrand is invested heavily in a sex doll production company. Her shrill shrieking comments yesterday were not intended to sway public opinion with regards to the supreme court, but rather to make men think, “women…maybe they’re just not worth it.”

  13. My sister had to attend a driving license authority court in London. She’d honestly done nothing wrong but had naively trusted a second hard car dealership to do their paperwork properly.

    Later we spoke about the whole process. She noted how awfully behaved the other summonees were. How they all just pushed forward and had clearly been there multiple times.

    She’s pretty open with me but the awkwardness that descended on our conversatiom when I asked her to describe the other people was painful. Then again, how can it not be awkward to discuss or even think about how, out of a hundred, you were the only English person at a court in London?

    • Replies: @RVBlake
    @Tyrion 2

    My last visit to London was in 1984. Frankly I didn't care for it, more for its size and population density than anything else. I noticed a few minorities but nothing more than I imagined any other huge European city would possess. My only knowledge of the city's changing demographics is from articles on the Internet, to which I assign the proper skepticism. I was struck by an interview of John Cleese, no Rightist, in which he declared that London was no longer an English city.

    Replies: @Tyrion 2

    , @Jack D
    @Tyrion 2

    This is what Orwell described as crimestop.


    CRIMESTOP means the faculty of stopping short, as though by instinct, at the threshold of any dangerous thought. It includes the power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, of misunderstanding the simplest arguments if they are inimical to [socialism], and of being bored or repelled by any train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction. CRIMESTOP, in short, means protective stupidity... orthodoxy in the full sense demands a control over one's own mental processes as complete as that of a contortionist over his body.
     
    If you are properly indoctrinated in Crimestop, it becomes automatic like muscle memory - you are no longer even aware of the process. Your mind (and especially your tongue) just does not go in that direction and if someone speaks in Crimethink you recoil uncomfortably as if they farted in your presence.
    , @Charles Pewitt
    @Tyrion 2


    She’s pretty open with me but the awkwardness that descended on our conversatiom when I asked her to describe the other people was painful. Then again, how can it not be awkward to discuss or even think about how, out of a hundred, you were the only English person at a court in London?

     

    God Bless The English For Voting To Leave The Evil EU

    I wrote this in 2017 about the English -- or British -- vote to leave the evil EU:

    A claim could be made that the English who were pushed out of London by high real estate prices and multicultural mayhem were the exact voters who gave the EU exit side the 52-48 victory. East Anglia, the Celtic periphery, the South coast, Yorkshire, the Midlands and English refugees from London won the day for English sovereignty by voting to leave the EU. London can be won back when the time comes, and demographic problems caused by mass immigration can be solved.

     


    The Economist Magazine kept saying that high real estate prices in parts of England could be fixed by a massive new construction boom. The Economist Magazine wanted to build on the green belts surrounding towns and cities. The Economist Magazine is a glossy rag that always prints what will benefit bankers.

     


    The answer to high real estate prices is to stop all immigration and deport many of the foreigners in England. England is one of the most densely populated parts of Europe, they would be better off with 10 million fewer residents. Foreigners first, and then Tony Blair and his crowd should be made to walk the plank.

     


    Voters listened to Farage and voted to leave the EU in order to take back control of immigration policy from the EU. The English ruling class had always had control of immigration policy, but it was better to tell the peasants in England that the bureaucrat wogs in the EU were the ones to blame.

     


    English patriots must make a collective political Viking raid on London. The foreigners can be made to leave, and the English can get London back. Just as Americans should not give up the state of New York or California, the English should not allow London to be taken from them by foreigners.

     

    , @Charles Pewitt
    @Tyrion 2

    The English must not give up London!

    The Americans won't give up California or New York or Texas or Virginia!

    The Answer To Nation-Wrecking Mass Immigration Is Immediate Mass Deportation.

    Make London English Again!

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/746225481490436096

  14. @Steve Sailer
    @anonymous

    In the ten minutes or so of the tape of Sabrina Rubin Erdely and Jackie Coakley talking that I listened to, Jackie was the dominant personality.

    Replies: @Tyrion 2

    That sounds like a lot of foreign policy journalism. Highly-educated, self-righteous but naive journalists being told by somewhat cunning and manipulative individuals what they want to hear.

    • Replies: @Olorin
    @Tyrion 2

    You'd have to live and do business in Philly and be a Penn alumnus with a mess of Jewish friends to comprehend how accurate this is where Sabrina Rubin Erdeley was concerned.

    The "foreign policy" in question there is a quintessential form of anti-Americanism by people who occupy the US but are not loyal to it. Their "foreign policy" is anti-white and anti-male, expressed as hostility to every institution, practice, creation, idea, or expression of anything white or male. Including--especially--its founders and their descendants.

    Of which the University of Virginia is one of the whitest and malest and most foundatinally American.

    (Penn had been conquered long before. Sabrina Rubin knew it. I wouldn't call her "naive," however. Quite the contrary. She instinctively knew how to spin slanderous tales against white Americans of founding stock. Her entire resume of major magazine stories was about that--suburban moms with heroin addictions, whore moms selling themselves, innocent brown victims of priestly rape. Her supposedly innocent acceptance of Jackie Coakley's garrulous demented BS was not naivete. It was an established, proven journalistic way of turning drek into gelt. All you have to do is pretend to believe and avoid asking questions that would decloak the scam. You don't want truth, you want eyeballs for your retcon.)

    And what do UVA fraternities produce? Mating opportunities between the best and brightest...and in many cases, infuriatingly whitest. It's not a game everyone gets to play. It's a game that has crucial, and foundational, lifelong effects for those who do, and who play it well.

    Jackie Coakley herself said (in the Dean Eramo trial IIRC) that the "sexual assault survivors group" was, for her, the equivalent of a sorority. Which in her mind meant a bunch of gals who got together to be emotional and fragile. Which, if you've ever had anything to do with founding-stock-university sorority circles, you know to be the opposite of what they're about.

    Jackie Coakley was clearly not the kind of gal the Blonde Beast frat brothers of Sabrina Rubin's fevered imagination would want to wed. Though they might bed her if she arrived at that interaction signalling a willingness to be so used. Or without appropriate instruction in how to conduct herself respectfully or, conversely, with no respect but cold social machination leading to prenup, temporary marriage, and lucrative divorce.

    And thus Jackie Coakley was not the kind of gal the sororities would rush. She had to know it. Even homely and gawky and unpopular girls know to the Nth degree precisely their place in the social order...and what attentions they can and cannot expect as a result.

    It's just so unfair!

    The MSM have inserted themselves as the Old Faithful of attention, spouting whatever overheated and steamy nonsense can be monetarized. Truth doesn't matter. Only clicks do.

    And votes--bearing in mind that all this is being spouted because it is an election year and the Democrats got nuthin' as a platform and are flailing about trying to keep the faithful riled up By Any Means Necessary.

    IIRC Mark Zuckerberg was planning to engineer the overlap of those two expressive realms (election voting via Facebook/online engine) in the days when Queen Hillary's coronation was a 98.1% sure thing. The apotheosis of demos. Female gossip and hysteria replacing politikos. Citizenship as payola. The permanent high-tech overclass farming the goyim forever. Never mind Big Brother--the cattle will pay enthusiastically to place the boot on their own face, in return for a 24/7 feed of prurient thrills and ads for exciting new shiny things.

    Replies: @Tyrion 2

  15. Virtually accusing the other guy who sort of looks like BK was dumb. You say yes, it might be true, but you don’t try and work from that premise. That’s their job.

    • Agree: MEH 0910
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    This was pretty sure to backfire because the other guy is unlikely to want to be the fall guy and will probably issue a denial. Meanwhile the accuser has already said that she knows the other guy and that it was not him.

    This would have been better sprung as a trap at the hearing. For example, they could have showed Ford the floor plan of the other guy's house and said is this what the house looked like - short staircase with bedroom and bathroom opposite the landing as you have previously described (not that women have any ability read blueprints based upon my wife - maybe they could have done it as a 3d graphic) . And if she said yes, then they could have revealed whose house it was.

  16. @Dave Pinsen
    Steve, you should create an iSteve reading list for newbs and include Amazon links to Bonfire, The Coup, Scoop, Black Mischief, etc. so you can make a few extra $.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber, @anonymous, @ben tillman

    We were supposed to have an iSteve book club. Perhaps these can go hand-in-hand.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @ScarletNumber

    OT

    It turns out that there are real women named Becky:

    https://www.thecut.com/2018/09/what-if-the-doctors-had-listened-to-our-sister-becky.html

    This is an earnest article about a left wing feminist cause, the way the medical patriarchy ignores and kills women!!!!!, But I couldn't read it without laughing. She's named Becky! She's a Becky!

  17. Except there are no WASPS on this Supreme Court and haven’t been for quite awhile, notwithstanding that Protestants are the largest ethnic group in the country, an absolute majority the last time I looked.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @Luke Lea


    notwithstanding that Protestants are the largest ethnic group in the country, an absolute majority the last time I looked.
     
    Study like Catholics. :)

    Replies: @Alec Leamas, @Gordo

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Luke Lea


    notwithstanding that Protestants are the largest ethnic group in the country
     
    With the exception of perhaps Northern Ireland, "Protestants" aren't an ethnic group in any country.

    Tell me again what Gene Robinson, Pat Robertson, and Al Sharpton have in common. And how they're an "ethnic group".
    , @Das
    @Luke Lea

    Evangelical Christians are too stupid to serve on the Supreme Court, and Republicans assume that a non-evangelical Protestant would be liberal on abortion. So Catholics it is.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    , @Alden
    @Luke Lea

    Religion, not ethnic group. Don’t forget the blacks who are mostly Protestant.

  18. Anon[254] • Disclaimer says:
    @ScarletNumber
    @Dave Pinsen

    We were supposed to have an iSteve book club. Perhaps these can go hand-in-hand.

    Replies: @Anon

    OT

    It turns out that there are real women named Becky:

    https://www.thecut.com/2018/09/what-if-the-doctors-had-listened-to-our-sister-becky.html

    This is an earnest article about a left wing feminist cause, the way the medical patriarchy ignores and kills women!!!!!, But I couldn’t read it without laughing. She’s named Becky! She’s a Becky!

  19. @Luke Lea
    Except there are no WASPS on this Supreme Court and haven't been for quite awhile, notwithstanding that Protestants are the largest ethnic group in the country, an absolute majority the last time I looked.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Reg Cæsar, @Das, @Alden

    notwithstanding that Protestants are the largest ethnic group in the country, an absolute majority the last time I looked.

    Study like Catholics. 🙂

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas
    @Twinkie



    notwithstanding that Protestants are the largest ethnic group in the country, an absolute majority the last time I looked.
     
    Study like Catholics. :)
     
    This is a bit of a joke perhaps but in my view there may be something to the WASPs by and large abandoning the study of Classical Languages (Latin and Greek) while Catholics in Catholic schools persisted.

    Scalia, Thomas, and Roberts were all products of private Catholic High Schools which almost certainly had a Latin requirement for all of their boys. Kavanaugh of course is, as well as the Court's lone WASP Gorsuch.

    Alito, curiously, is an Italian Catholic who went to public school all of the way through.

    The Jews of course had probably gained some language facility through their study of Hebrew.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Flip, @Desiderius, @Twinkie, @Anonymous, @It's All Ball Bearings, @Alden

    , @Gordo
    @Twinkie

    Study networking?

  20. Anonymous[382] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    Sherman McCoy, Haven Monahan, and Brett Kavanaugh
     
    Ahem. Unlike the others, Haven Monahan actually exists.

    As I keep reminding you people.


    The jury hands a note to the judge. They want to know what to make of Jackie’s varying 'pronunciations' of the fraternity where she was allegedly raped. The background noise is distracting, but she seems to call it Chi Phi, Chi Psi, Pi Phi– rarely, if ever, the one actually named in the story: Phi Psi.
    http://www.c-ville.com/day-5-recording-jackie-makes-waves/

     

    As another reminder, the morning after the verdict, President Obama had Jann Wenner over to the White House for coffee. I'd say that's proof enough.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Steve Sailer, @Anonymous, @Jack D, @Bubba

    “As another reminder, the morning after the verdict, President Obama had Jann Wenner over to the White House for coffee.”

    Given that we’re talking about Obama and about Wenner, you have to wonder whether Obama was having Wenner over for coffee that morning, or whether he was still there from the evening before.

  21. @Steve Sailer
    @anon

    It's pretty hard to be in any kind of illegal business above dealing marijuana to your friends without being connected one way or another to violence.

    A friend of mine in high school was the son of a top bookie, who was occasionally off to the Men's Correctional Colony for awhile. His dad was a high IQ guy. But how do you collect on debts in illegal businesses if the government won't send the sheriff around on your behalf?

    Replies: @Danindc, @ben tillman

    Was the golf artist even innocent? I just assume these cases are highlighted to push a narrative. The Central Park 9 are “innocent” but they definitely assaulyed and molested that woman jogger.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Danindc

    Innocent in the "dindu nuthin' " sense? Absolutely not. But, he was not the trigger man and he had already served more time than he owed on the gun possession charge that he was admittedly guilty of.

  22. If Kavanaugh had been arrested, tried, and convicted of this made up incident, the court records would have been sealed and expunged because he would have been a juvenile. The expungement would give you a legal right to deny it ever happened.

    Government background investigations do not go in to criminal activity before age 18 for this reason.

    They never should have given this crazy lady the time of day.

    • Agree: densa, David In TN
    • Replies: @cthulhu
    @James Braxton

    Depends on the kind of investigation. If you have to take a polygraph, lots of things aren’t off limits anymore. I knew someone who flunked a poly because in the interview section of the exam (before they hook you up to the machine), he was asked about his juvenile record, got pissed because “that’s sealed!”, wouldn’t answer the questions, and was summarily bounced. Lost his clearance and was no longer employable at his position.

    Replies: @James Braxton

    , @Anonymous
    @James Braxton

    Even sealed and expunged records apparently are not completely so. One local guy was telling a story how his son was a little over the alcohol limit and had a car crash that in Kansas made him a felon. They got it expunged, he voted, he buys guns on a 4473, he gets a liquor license in KCMO, no problems.

    Then he applies for a job at the bomb plant-Honeywell FM&T, where all the non fissionable parts for US, and some stuff for the Brits, are made. All hell broke loose. Not only is he not getting the job, he narrowly avoided getting charged with some false statements to the government bullshit.

    , @Karl
    @James Braxton

    22 James Braxton > Government background investigations do not go in to criminal activity before age 18 for this reason


    the ===formal questionaire=== does not


    have you ever actually been through a SSBI?


    nowadays, there are contract investigators, now doing quite a bit of the initial talking to people. An actual federale guy with a badge, only gets involved if there's any "discrepancies"

  23. Lib websites are playing up the white man angle but none are considering that lowering the burden of proof for sexual assault will put more African American men of color behind bars.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @Elmer T. Jones


    will put more African American men of color [away]
     
    I've wondered about this. They have some immunity 'cause racism, but it did ensnare Cosby; but he'd been saying some "wrong" things, so I dunno.
    , @David In TN
    @Elmer T. Jones

    "Lib websites are playing up the white man angle but none are considering that lowering the burden of proof for sexual assault will put more African American men of color behind bars."

    It would be against their ideology (or whatever you call it) to consider this angle.

    Replies: @anon

    , @Alden
    @Elmer T. Jones

    Good. I was right there in the middle of it when the feminazis swarmed out of hell. Rape was there first crusade. They didn’t actually target the black rapists. They targeted the White DAs who convicted them and the police who arrested them.

    The witches were all out of Jewish women attorney groups. What a joy it was. From the witches lobbying me to let the scumbags go to actually being anti rape after being pro rape since 1920.

    Blacks resent the feninazis for the longer rape sentences and worse treatment of rape suspects. They aren’t too dumb to realize that crackdowns on rape and child molesting hit blacks and browns far more than Whites.

  24. @Black Agnes
    OT:

    LANGUAGE is being manipulated by Progressives.

    The long standing definition of racism , per Websters, was:

    Definition of RACISM 1: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

     

    Now, it has been subverted as dogma by militant Progressives to:

    1: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race coming from a person in a position of power
     
    (They now insist that minorities cannot be racist to white people.)

    For your horror and amusement, I give you the Left’s new Youtube “Genderqueer” Darling, known as Contrapoints, recently crowned by the MSM as “The Oscar Wilde” of the progressive movement. He/She identifies as "Genderqueer" because he/she appears to be a transsexual female, but other than some facial plastic surgery and lots of makeup and wigs, he has an intact, unhormone-enhanced male body, which he uses as a prop from time to time in his act, stubble and all.

    Contrapoints is a mere philosophy grad-school dropout, who lounges in her boudoir of delights and delivers rapid-fire academic lectures (clearly read from a script) like a high-level academe. She/He tosses out theories and name-brand philosophers and movements to frame and plant her message into the soft, uncritical minds of her young, impressionable subscribers who can’t possibly follow it, so it must be important and true. The target Millennial audience can’t critically assess her arguments, so they just swallow it whole as gospel. She’s an unchecked, narcissistic tyrant who revels in degeneracy, which she can pursue with impunity in the age of Postmodernism. A particularly heinous video is linked below. (Decrypting the Alt-Right: How to Recognize a [email protected] )

    I’ve been confused by Antifa and others hurling the Term “FASCIST!” and projectiles at anyone who isn’t on board with their socialist, neo-marxist, postmodernist, intersectional Olympics of oppression clawfest, and “sex is not related to gender” agenda… (that men can have babies, and women can have a penis, ad nauseum.) I felt like Antifa acted more like Fascists, after researching Italian Fascism.

    No wonder: THIS- taken from her/his video below-, is what Antifa and Progressives call a Fascist when they throw bottles, rocks, and smoke bombs, and destroy property and beat up mere liberals. Centrists, and Conservatives. They have a new definition for Fascism that I didn’t get the memo for.

    What she/he calls “Fascism”

    1) People of European heritage are or ought to constitute a biological, cultural, and political unity known as “the white race”- sometimes dog-whistled as “Western Culture.”

    2) Jews are masterminding the destruction of the White race through multi-culturism and non-white immigration ( “white genocide” or “ethnic replacement” )

    3) The only way to save the White race is to establish a “white homeland” or “ethnostate”, from which non-whites and degenerates must be purged.
     
    This person has a huge following, and the gullible sheep have no idea how they are being indoctrinated through these "amusing" videos that feed them fabricated, perverted definitions of long-existing terms, and celebrate the right to live a life of degeneracy, courtesy of Postmodernisn.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx4BVGPkdzk

    Replies: @dvorak, @fish, @Alfa158

    They have a new definition for Fascism that I didn’t get the memo for.

    Go attend a Ben Shapiro event leave us alone.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    @dvorak

    says dvorak, someone who has no recent history of comments! And, don't include us in your insult to BA. BA's comment is interesting since Kavanaugh is being accused of being a fratty-fratty frat boy, and a facist, right now!

    , @Black Agnes
    @dvorak


    Go attend a Ben Shapiro event leave us alone.
     
    That's supposed to be an insult, newbie?

    I guess Tiny Duck was busy today.
  25. @Tim Howells
    I had completely forgotten that the hunter for the Great White Defendant was named Abe Weiss. How things have changed since 1987! No one would ever dare frame the plot that way today.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Jack D, @ben tillman

    I had completely forgotten that the hunter for the Great White Defendant was named Abe Weiss. How things have changed since 1987! No one would ever dare frame the plot that way today.

    What do you take to be the significance of the name? ‘Weiss’ is a common surname as it is the German word for ‘white’ and is pronounced like ‘vice’. Abe (Abraham) is an Old Testament name and suggests patriarchal Jewishness.

    So an attorney called White is hunting for the Great White Defendant.

    Obviously the average reader does not consider the implied meaning of names in the same way that I do, but Tom Wolfe is not the average reader and no doubt had something in mind. Perhaps the irony is that a man called White who must appeal to voters who are “70 percent black and Latin” must appear to be anything but White.

    • Replies: @Invader Zim
    @Jonathan Mason

    Nope, he meant a Jew.

    , @Tim Howells
    @Jonathan Mason

    "Weiss" was actually within my extremely limited German vocabulary, as in "ein weiss bier bitte." I assumed it meant "wheat", but "white" works in that context as well. from Ancestry.com:


    Weiss Name Meaning:
    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with white hair or a remarkably pale complexion, from Middle High German wiz ‘white’, German weiss. German: variant of Weis. German: habitational name from any of various places named Weis(s) or Weissen. German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with wig ‘battle’ or widu ‘wood’ as the first element.

    https://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=weiss
     

    Replies: @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)

  26. @Jack D
    If Kavanaugh is Sherman McCoy (BTW, were WASPs of McCoy's age actually named Sherman?) then who is Abe Weiss in the current telenovela?

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @bomag, @Reg Cæsar, @Fred Boynton, @Hibernian, @Alden

    who is Abe Weiss in the current telenovela?

    The current Democrat party in general. If there is an imaginary white man to be spanked, they are on it.

    In particular, I notice that the press shoves a microphone in the face of Feinstein; Schumer; and Booker so that they can intone in their most serious manner that there is a crisis here of utmost importance blah blah blah and that Republicans and all they represent, especially white men, must be wiped off the face of the Earth, so just sit back and let us vote for you.

  27. @Jonathan Mason
    @Tim Howells


    I had completely forgotten that the hunter for the Great White Defendant was named Abe Weiss. How things have changed since 1987! No one would ever dare frame the plot that way today.
     
    What do you take to be the significance of the name? 'Weiss' is a common surname as it is the German word for 'white' and is pronounced like 'vice'. Abe (Abraham) is an Old Testament name and suggests patriarchal Jewishness.

    So an attorney called White is hunting for the Great White Defendant.

    Obviously the average reader does not consider the implied meaning of names in the same way that I do, but Tom Wolfe is not the average reader and no doubt had something in mind. Perhaps the irony is that a man called White who must appeal to voters who are "70 percent black and Latin" must appear to be anything but White.

    Replies: @Invader Zim, @Tim Howells

    Nope, he meant a Jew.

  28. @Tyrion 2
    My sister had to attend a driving license authority court in London. She'd honestly done nothing wrong but had naively trusted a second hard car dealership to do their paperwork properly.

    Later we spoke about the whole process. She noted how awfully behaved the other summonees were. How they all just pushed forward and had clearly been there multiple times.

    She's pretty open with me but the awkwardness that descended on our conversatiom when I asked her to describe the other people was painful. Then again, how can it not be awkward to discuss or even think about how, out of a hundred, you were the only English person at a court in London?

    Replies: @RVBlake, @Jack D, @Charles Pewitt, @Charles Pewitt

    My last visit to London was in 1984. Frankly I didn’t care for it, more for its size and population density than anything else. I noticed a few minorities but nothing more than I imagined any other huge European city would possess. My only knowledge of the city’s changing demographics is from articles on the Internet, to which I assign the proper skepticism. I was struck by an interview of John Cleese, no Rightist, in which he declared that London was no longer an English city.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    @RVBlake

    One of the first things every foreign tourist remarks upon, unless they're a progressive politically correct type, is on the entire absence of English people from London.

    Darker hued tourists are more likely to comment, often thinking that this is not something they want for their own countries.

    Their impressions are exaggerated by the places they hang out at but they're statistically correct when they notice that the English are a dwindling minority in their thousand year old capital. One need not be a racist to find this sad.

    Replies: @stillCARealist

  29. @Jonathan Mason
    @Tim Howells


    I had completely forgotten that the hunter for the Great White Defendant was named Abe Weiss. How things have changed since 1987! No one would ever dare frame the plot that way today.
     
    What do you take to be the significance of the name? 'Weiss' is a common surname as it is the German word for 'white' and is pronounced like 'vice'. Abe (Abraham) is an Old Testament name and suggests patriarchal Jewishness.

    So an attorney called White is hunting for the Great White Defendant.

    Obviously the average reader does not consider the implied meaning of names in the same way that I do, but Tom Wolfe is not the average reader and no doubt had something in mind. Perhaps the irony is that a man called White who must appeal to voters who are "70 percent black and Latin" must appear to be anything but White.

    Replies: @Invader Zim, @Tim Howells

    “Weiss” was actually within my extremely limited German vocabulary, as in “ein weiss bier bitte.” I assumed it meant “wheat”, but “white” works in that context as well. from Ancestry.com:

    Weiss Name Meaning:
    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with white hair or a remarkably pale complexion, from Middle High German wiz ‘white’, German weiss. German: variant of Weis. German: habitational name from any of various places named Weis(s) or Weissen. German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with wig ‘battle’ or widu ‘wood’ as the first element.

    https://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=weiss

    • Replies: @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    @Tim Howells

    The German adjective "weiss" means "white". The similar-sounding word "Weizen" means "wheat". The word "Weizenbrot" means "wheat bread", and "Weizenbier" is beer made from wheat, but in English this type of beer is called "weissbier" ("lght, top fermented beer", says a dictionary).

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

  30. @Twinkie
    @Luke Lea


    notwithstanding that Protestants are the largest ethnic group in the country, an absolute majority the last time I looked.
     
    Study like Catholics. :)

    Replies: @Alec Leamas, @Gordo

    notwithstanding that Protestants are the largest ethnic group in the country, an absolute majority the last time I looked.

    Study like Catholics. 🙂

    This is a bit of a joke perhaps but in my view there may be something to the WASPs by and large abandoning the study of Classical Languages (Latin and Greek) while Catholics in Catholic schools persisted.

    Scalia, Thomas, and Roberts were all products of private Catholic High Schools which almost certainly had a Latin requirement for all of their boys. Kavanaugh of course is, as well as the Court’s lone WASP Gorsuch.

    Alito, curiously, is an Italian Catholic who went to public school all of the way through.

    The Jews of course had probably gained some language facility through their study of Hebrew.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Alec Leamas

    The Jewish verbal facility is, I believe genetic and has nothing to do with their study of languages. Many Asian Americans know Asian languages and it does nothing for their verbal facility in English - if anything it hurts more than helps. Most secular American Jews are poorly educated in Hebrew (if nowadays they are educated at all) in the first place and even if they are well educated it does little for them. Unlike Greek and Latin there are few Hebrew words found in English aside from names of biblical persons and places (probably more Yiddish has made it into English than Hebrew).

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Anon

    , @Flip
    @Alec Leamas

    Gorsuch was raised Catholic.

    , @Desiderius
    @Alec Leamas

    No, it’s just that Protestants stuck to the universal values they’d always been at the forefront in championing during a time in which they were being rapidly abandoned by those in power.

    They were thus left at a disadvantage in comparison to those who could leverage their pre-modern values (such as tribalism) to get a leg up on the modern individualists, however rugged. Or learned.

    Protestants were late to notice the collapse of meritocracy. Some still haven’t. They’re getting a good lesson this week though.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Twinkie
    @Alec Leamas


    This is a bit of a joke perhaps but in my view there may be something to the WASPs by and large abandoning the study of Classical Languages (Latin and Greek) while Catholics in Catholic schools persisted.
     
    It's NOT that WASP have abandoned the study of Latin Greek, it's more that the kind of highly intelligent people among Protestants who study Latin and Greek are not growing up to be CONSERVATIVE jurists.

    In other words, the Protestants with intellectual capacity equal to the task are growing up to be leftists by and large. On the Protestant side of the Christian divide, committed conservatives are overwhelmingly found among the evangelicals and fundamentalists who are not producing people of high intellectual caliber in large numbers.

    That dynamic is different among Catholics. Among "trad Catholics" there is still a strong culture of academic rigor, so the pool of people who are both highly conservative AND intellectually elite is comparatively greater.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    , @Anonymous
    @Alec Leamas

    If it were an educational problem, you’d also see Protestants underrepresented as law professors in general. Do you?

    Perhaps Catholics and Jews are easier to confirm. Maybe left wing Protestants tend to identify as atheists, which doesn’t go over well, and right wing Protestants tend to belong to some small church that could be credibly smeared as a cult. Whereas left wing Jews still identify as Jews for cultural reasons, and no one cares to look into how devout they are. And Catholics across the spectrum are not going to let you smear the church as a cult.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    , @It's All Ball Bearings
    @Alec Leamas

    "there may be something to the WASPs by and large abandoning the study of Classical Languages (Latin and Greek"... The WASP classmates of my 2 oldest are getting plenty of Latin and Greek at Hillsdale Academy, the College's charter school. According to the Web, 230 classical schools are in operation in the U.S. Don't know the # with Greek and Latin.

    , @Alden
    @Alec Leamas

    What does high school Latin and Greek and a bit of bar mitzvah Hebrew have to do with becoming a Supreme Court judge or any judge?

    Judicial appointments are purely political, nothing to do with brains or legal scholar ship. Most muni court judges go for it because it’s easier than hustling for clients , paying office overhead and winning cases.

    Then they can either sit and relax till retirement or get on the promotion ladder to state and federal court.

    The Protestant ethic thing of hard work honesty studying for and getting high scores on exams goody goody conformity get to work early and leave late may have worked somewhere sometime but it won’t get anyone a judicial appointment.

    Replies: @Hibernian

  31. OT, it seems the Establishment is slowly waking up to Steve’s concern about Africa’s catastrophic population growth:

    https://www.economist.com/leaders/2018/09/22/what-to-do-about-africas-dangerous-baby-boom

  32. @Dave Pinsen
    Steve, you should create an iSteve reading list for newbs and include Amazon links to Bonfire, The Coup, Scoop, Black Mischief, etc. so you can make a few extra $.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber, @anonymous, @ben tillman

    You’re having fun, I know, but something each of us can and should do is to avoid Amazon and its onlike ilk. When it comes to books, try to find a local bookseller or a public library.

    • Replies: @kihowi
    @anonymous

    When you're in a European country that doesn't read and certainly doesn't read any English books, Amazon is about the only place to find affordable second hand books that don't require a second mortgage to ship.

  33. Anon[209] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Vulture has an article on “A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Literary Canon” — 18 years into the century they are making a top 20 list — and Michel Houellebecq is on it. Any opinions on this guy or whether he is worth reading? The descriptions of his novels make them sound almost Camp of the Saints like. He apparently survived some sort of French political correctness heresy inquisition, and then 9/11 happened, so he was home free.

    • Replies: @Emblematic
    @Anon

    Houellebecq's 'The Elementary Particles' (AKA 'Atomised') is a brilliant book. You should read it.

    , @Lowe
    @Anon

    Houellebecq's books are subtler and better written than Camp of the Saints, about as funny, and ultimately even more depressing. One of his main areas of focus is sexuality and sexual dysfunction. He's a good writer. You'll be impressed, if not exactly happy.

    , @Lagertha
    @Anon

    I thought Submission was excellent. I felt sad at the end, but who wouldn't?

  34. @Twinkie
    @Luke Lea


    notwithstanding that Protestants are the largest ethnic group in the country, an absolute majority the last time I looked.
     
    Study like Catholics. :)

    Replies: @Alec Leamas, @Gordo

    Study networking?

  35. @Polynikes
    That's a prescient passage given today's day and age, but I am not sure it fits the Kavanagh case.

    The Kavanagh ordeal is a strict switch hunt to stop the court from swinging more conservative in front of several big cases this term and in the years to come. They'd run the same smears against a black or other minority conservative.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind, @Paul Jolliffe

    “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor!?”

    (guys on couch) “Germans?” “Forget it, he’s rolling.”

  36. Every assistant D.A. in the Bronx … shared Captain Ahab’s mania for the Great White Defendant. For a start, it was not pleasant to go through life telling yourself, “What I do for a living is, I pack blacks and Latins off to jail.” It wasn’t that it was morally wrong … It was that it was in bad taste. So it made the boys uneasy, this eternal prosecution of the blacks and Latins.

    Why did this since-deceased slender Southerner scribbler not capitalize the ‘B’ in Black? What is this business with calling Mestizos or Zambos or Who Knows What by the name of Latins? Why capitalize Latins if you’re not going to capitalize Black?

    Maybe the guy is just writing as others talk or think? Who knows?

    Latins is a funny usage. “Latins” is almost translatable to some Peckerwood patois from some pioneer types in a trans-Appalachia Peckerwood paradise.

    Example:

    “I ain’t got much Latins, but I read some Shakespeare and the Bible.”

    Jew billionaire Mike Bloomberg wants to kill the Second Amendment, that’s widely known.

    Bloomberg said this about the cohort committing most of the crime in the Big Bagel of New York City:

    Bloomberg claimed that 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: male, minority and between the ages of 15 and 25. Cities need to get guns out of this group’s hands and keep them alive, he said.

    “These kids think they’re going to get killed anyway because all their friends are getting killed,” Bloomberg said. “They just don’t have any long-term focus or anything. It’s a joke to have a gun. It’s a joke to pull a trigger.”

    https://reason.com/blog/2015/02/10/nanny-bloomberg-says-black-kids-cant-be

    Some guy once said that the Democrat White or Jew people in cities want to completely take away guns from Blacks and Mestizos or Zambos, but instead of just saying that they attack 2nd Amendment-supporting White Core Americans minding their own business in their own parts of the country.

  37. From the perspective of living with (and sometimes arguing with) Mrs. ic1000 (a wonderful mom and stepmom, if I haven’t mentioned that) — seems that the Democrats’ Kavanaugh strategy is effective at mobilizing their base, and also at bringing straying liberal-but-practical Nice White Ladies back into the fold.

    Most commenters here are concerned about the logic and plausibility of the competing narratives, the weight of evidence, precedent, consistency (e.g. Keith Ellison), and the like.

    The news isn’t a priority for Mrs. ic1000, she gets it from the TV, Facebook, and talking with friends. She relates stories to her own lived experience. As a pretty woman of a certain age, that includes a number of decades-old episodes of groping and harassment at work, and the advice from (female) supervisors to “let it go”.

    On the one hand, Kavanaugh the hard-drinking, entitled ‘bro’. On the other, an accomplished woman with no reason to lie or exaggerate. So where there’s smoke , there’s likely fire.

    Sen. Feinstein’s camp threw a Hail Mary pass, and why not? The upsides are plain. The story might be truthful or truthy enough to sink the nomination. Or, “show me the man and I’ll show you the crime,” somebody else might step forward with some other, more credible tale. At a minimum, a prominent conservative’s reputation has been impugned. If he should turn liberal on the Court, there’s plenty of opportunity for rehabilitation.

    The Republican Brain Trust’s idea to blame some other, drunkier bro just reminds this demographic of “It Wasn’t Me”. Maybe not such a brainstorm after all.

    • Replies: @ATate
    @ic1000

    "With no reason the lie or exaggerate"

    *snort*

    C'mon I'm sure the very pretty Mrs. ic1000 isn't that stupid. And neither can you be. How obtuse do you have to be to condense 4 decades of hard work into "drunk bro"?

    A women with no reason to lie or exaggerate? GTFO'here.

    Replies: @ic1000

    , @Jack D
    @ic1000

    This shows real short term thinking by the Dems, like their announcement of the Biden Rule and their decision to do away with the filibuster for judicial nominations. The politics of personal destruction are a double edged sword. RBG, an old school liberal, says that the "old way" was better for everyone.

    The next time the tables are turned, the teenage sex life of Democrat nominees will be up for grabs (no pun intended) as well. And if Kav makes it onto the Court, I would wager that he is going to be more of a Thomas than a Souter. If he ever thought that he could gain "strange new respect" from the Washington establishment by shifting his views to the left a little, he must now know that is a hopeless cause for himself for the rest of his (I hope) many decades on the Court. In fact he will burn with hatred for the leftists who tried to destroy his life just to score some political points. Maybe as far as Schumer is concerned, this is nothing personal, just business, like a Mafia hit, but Kav is sure to take this personally.

    Replies: @Lot

    , @Anonymous
    @ic1000

    > The nation: Selling out everything that has been built because of an affliction by media-enabled ADHD

    , @ben tillman
    @ic1000


    On the one hand, Kavanaugh the hard-drinking, entitled ‘bro’. On the other, an accomplished woman with no reason to lie or exaggerate.
     
    Say what?
  38. The current Kavanaugh thing is more of a MeToo fishing expedition. The hope was that a bunch of other accusers would appear claiming something similar or worse as happened with Cosby, Weinstein, et al. That does not seem to have happened so my guess is Plan B is to try an minimize the accusation.

    The great white defendant meme is more of an old-fashioned accusation of a single thing and a trial with evidence of that single thing. The hope with Kavanaugh is to use the current minor or irrelevant accusation to flush out something they can take action on.

    I personally like the accusation that Kavanaugh only hires top tier good looking women. That is going to help him with hiring staff as only top tier women will bother applying, which will mean only top tier men will have the confidence to even consider working for Kavanaugh. I looked for images of his former super babe clerks and only found, IMO, girl next door good looks.

    • Replies: @George
    @George

    I wonder if Kavanaugh ended up with really good looking clerks because the law school admissions departments rank good looks highly in their criteria, official or not. Kavanaugh ended up choosing women from a pool of women already selected for good looks. This could be tested by starting with a list of his former clerks and the law school graduating class. Then compare the graduating class pictures to those of the clerks and see if when compared to their law school peers, were they actually superior good looking or not.

    Replies: @Driveby Commenter, @Jack D

  39. @George
    The current Kavanaugh thing is more of a MeToo fishing expedition. The hope was that a bunch of other accusers would appear claiming something similar or worse as happened with Cosby, Weinstein, et al. That does not seem to have happened so my guess is Plan B is to try an minimize the accusation.

    The great white defendant meme is more of an old-fashioned accusation of a single thing and a trial with evidence of that single thing. The hope with Kavanaugh is to use the current minor or irrelevant accusation to flush out something they can take action on.

    I personally like the accusation that Kavanaugh only hires top tier good looking women. That is going to help him with hiring staff as only top tier women will bother applying, which will mean only top tier men will have the confidence to even consider working for Kavanaugh. I looked for images of his former super babe clerks and only found, IMO, girl next door good looks.

    Replies: @George

    I wonder if Kavanaugh ended up with really good looking clerks because the law school admissions departments rank good looks highly in their criteria, official or not. Kavanaugh ended up choosing women from a pool of women already selected for good looks. This could be tested by starting with a list of his former clerks and the law school graduating class. Then compare the graduating class pictures to those of the clerks and see if when compared to their law school peers, were they actually superior good looking or not.

    • Replies: @Driveby Commenter
    @George

    Can we look forward to a Playboy feature on The Girls of Kavanaugh?

    , @Jack D
    @George

    I highly doubt this based on my own law school class. In particular I remember one female classmate who was considered hot stuff (if nothing else because she was a blonde) - in law school terms she was a 10 but anywhere else she would have been a 5 or a 6. Top 1% anything is rare and people in Ivy law schools already have top 1% brains so for God to give them top 1% looks also would be unusual.

    In addition, a lot of what we think of as female beauty is not "natural" but is the product of elaborate grooming rituals. Having a "job" as a law student makes it difficult to pursue that other job as well and in any event it doesn't get you much - it might even get you negativity in intellectual circles - Kav's clerks were criticized, not praised, for looking like "models".

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Jonathan Mason

  40. @ic1000
    From the perspective of living with (and sometimes arguing with) Mrs. ic1000 (a wonderful mom and stepmom, if I haven't mentioned that) -- seems that the Democrats' Kavanaugh strategy is effective at mobilizing their base, and also at bringing straying liberal-but-practical Nice White Ladies back into the fold.

    Most commenters here are concerned about the logic and plausibility of the competing narratives, the weight of evidence, precedent, consistency (e.g. Keith Ellison), and the like.

    The news isn't a priority for Mrs. ic1000, she gets it from the TV, Facebook, and talking with friends. She relates stories to her own lived experience. As a pretty woman of a certain age, that includes a number of decades-old episodes of groping and harassment at work, and the advice from (female) supervisors to "let it go".

    On the one hand, Kavanaugh the hard-drinking, entitled 'bro'. On the other, an accomplished woman with no reason to lie or exaggerate. So where there's smoke , there's likely fire.

    Sen. Feinstein's camp threw a Hail Mary pass, and why not? The upsides are plain. The story might be truthful or truthy enough to sink the nomination. Or, "show me the man and I'll show you the crime," somebody else might step forward with some other, more credible tale. At a minimum, a prominent conservative's reputation has been impugned. If he should turn liberal on the Court, there's plenty of opportunity for rehabilitation.

    The Republican Brain Trust's idea to blame some other, drunkier bro just reminds this demographic of "It Wasn't Me". Maybe not such a brainstorm after all.

    Replies: @ATate, @Jack D, @Anonymous, @ben tillman

    “With no reason the lie or exaggerate”

    *snort*

    C’mon I’m sure the very pretty Mrs. ic1000 isn’t that stupid. And neither can you be. How obtuse do you have to be to condense 4 decades of hard work into “drunk bro”?

    A women with no reason to lie or exaggerate? GTFO’here.

    • Replies: @ic1000
    @ATate

    > *snort*

    Many, probably most, not-stupid people in this part of blue-state almost-flyover country don't see things the way you do. That might be worth considering. E.g. it can be bad politics to drive middle-of-the-road folks into the other camp.

    Replies: @ben tillman

  41. OT:
    I wanted to understand Europe’s populism. So I talked to Bono.
    By Fareed Zakaria
    September 20 at 5:21 PM

    When confronting a challenging problem, it’s sometimes useful to listen to someone who looks at it from an entirely different angle. That’s why I found it fascinating to talk about the rise of populism and nativism with Bono last weekend at a summit in Kiev. […]

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-wanted-to-understand-europes-populism-so-i-talked-to-bono/2018/09/20/55ee0d82-bcfd-11e8-b7d2-0773aa1e33da_story.html

    Bono and Fareed Zakaria were hosted by the most militantly nationalist regime in Europe and discussed what’s to be done with the rest of us. Comical.

  42. @anonymous

    Sherman McCoy, Haven Monahan, and Brett Kavanaugh
     
    Ahem. Unlike the others, Haven Monahan actually exists.

    As I keep reminding you people.


    The jury hands a note to the judge. They want to know what to make of Jackie’s varying 'pronunciations' of the fraternity where she was allegedly raped. The background noise is distracting, but she seems to call it Chi Phi, Chi Psi, Pi Phi– rarely, if ever, the one actually named in the story: Phi Psi.
    http://www.c-ville.com/day-5-recording-jackie-makes-waves/

     

    As another reminder, the morning after the verdict, President Obama had Jann Wenner over to the White House for coffee. I'd say that's proof enough.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Steve Sailer, @Anonymous, @Jack D, @Bubba

    Rolling Stone’s lawyer says he’d be happy to stipulate Phi Psi. But Eramo attorney Libby Locke suddenly stands and demands that the jurors trust their own ears.

    “It goes to credibility,” says Locke.

    Judge Glen Conrad agrees.

    See this is the difference between a real trial and the kangaroo court of public opinion as filtered thru the leftist media. In a real trial you have opposing counsel viewing the witness with appropriate skepticism (whether she is a man or a woman – none of this bullshit where people are entitled to a presumption that they are telling the truth based on chromosomes) and an unbiased judge as a reality check. Without this check, people get carried away on a wave of wishful thinking that supports their pre-existing biases. Jackie’s account on the tape is filled with inconsistencies – she can’t even get the name of the frat right. But they go right over Erdely’s head because she WANTS to believe and there is no one telling her to be skeptical (the old journalistic maxim that if your mother tells you that she loves you, you should check it first before you print it is forgotten in the Woke Era). Some stories are too good to check.

    In a courtroom, people lie more often than not. I once had an old lawyer tell me that in a courtroom, every time a witness tells the complete unvarnished truth, the brass eagle on top of the flagpole comes to life and flies around the courtroom, but that in all his years of practice he had never seen it. Therefore, judges instruct the jury that they not only may but MUST assess the credibility of each witness and that they are free to discount the witness’s testimony if they find her to be not credible.

    Meanwhile, in leftist media land, the great tradition of show trials continues. In a show trial, an accusation is the same thing as a conviction – if you weren’t guilty then you wouldn’t be accused in the first place.

    • Agree: ic1000
    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @Jack D


    Rolling Stone’s lawyer says he’d be happy to stipulate Phi Psi. But Eramo attorney Libby Locke suddenly stands and demands that the jurors trust their own ears.

    “It goes to credibility,” says Locke.

    Judge Glen Conrad agrees.
     
    Why would it even be on the table? The testimony is closed. What kind of banana republic lets the judge testify for one side or the other?

    Replies: @Jack D

  43. “, the district attorney, that was publicity-mad by nature. …”

    In them days, yes, now, no.

    Can anybody name off-hand who is the current NY County DA is?

    I can’t.

    No cheating.

    (I looked it up, not telling, but I honestly didn’t know who the Manhattan DA is.)

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    @Obsessive Contrarian

    Weiss was the Bronx DA.

    This doesn’t doesn’t quite map over to the New York (Manhattan) DA, for two reasons. The first is New York wasn’t as desperate for a great white defendant because it covered Wall Street, got to prosecute white collar criminals, and didn’t have a voter base as NAM as the Bronx.

    The second is the man who was the NY DA when Wolfe wrote the book had a lock on the job, and was the scion of one of the most elite families in New York.

    , @Jack D
    @Obsessive Contrarian

    The Manhattan DA is Cyrus Vance, Jr., son of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance. The DA before that (for 36 years) was Robert Morgenthau, son of FDR Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr. Thank God that we live in a meritocracy and do not have a hereditary elite in this country.

    Replies: @Olorin, @Dan Hayes, @anon, @David In TN, @Obsessive Contrarian

  44. @ic1000
    From the perspective of living with (and sometimes arguing with) Mrs. ic1000 (a wonderful mom and stepmom, if I haven't mentioned that) -- seems that the Democrats' Kavanaugh strategy is effective at mobilizing their base, and also at bringing straying liberal-but-practical Nice White Ladies back into the fold.

    Most commenters here are concerned about the logic and plausibility of the competing narratives, the weight of evidence, precedent, consistency (e.g. Keith Ellison), and the like.

    The news isn't a priority for Mrs. ic1000, she gets it from the TV, Facebook, and talking with friends. She relates stories to her own lived experience. As a pretty woman of a certain age, that includes a number of decades-old episodes of groping and harassment at work, and the advice from (female) supervisors to "let it go".

    On the one hand, Kavanaugh the hard-drinking, entitled 'bro'. On the other, an accomplished woman with no reason to lie or exaggerate. So where there's smoke , there's likely fire.

    Sen. Feinstein's camp threw a Hail Mary pass, and why not? The upsides are plain. The story might be truthful or truthy enough to sink the nomination. Or, "show me the man and I'll show you the crime," somebody else might step forward with some other, more credible tale. At a minimum, a prominent conservative's reputation has been impugned. If he should turn liberal on the Court, there's plenty of opportunity for rehabilitation.

    The Republican Brain Trust's idea to blame some other, drunkier bro just reminds this demographic of "It Wasn't Me". Maybe not such a brainstorm after all.

    Replies: @ATate, @Jack D, @Anonymous, @ben tillman

    This shows real short term thinking by the Dems, like their announcement of the Biden Rule and their decision to do away with the filibuster for judicial nominations. The politics of personal destruction are a double edged sword. RBG, an old school liberal, says that the “old way” was better for everyone.

    The next time the tables are turned, the teenage sex life of Democrat nominees will be up for grabs (no pun intended) as well. And if Kav makes it onto the Court, I would wager that he is going to be more of a Thomas than a Souter. If he ever thought that he could gain “strange new respect” from the Washington establishment by shifting his views to the left a little, he must now know that is a hopeless cause for himself for the rest of his (I hope) many decades on the Court. In fact he will burn with hatred for the leftists who tried to destroy his life just to score some political points. Maybe as far as Schumer is concerned, this is nothing personal, just business, like a Mafia hit, but Kav is sure to take this personally.

    • Replies: @Lot
    @Jack D

    "their decision to do away with the filibuster for judicial nominations."

    They did this because the GOP refused to confirm anyone Obama appointed at all to the DC Circuit, which was 4-3 GOP with three vacancies. I think it was wise of them.

    Do you really think McConnell would otherwise be saying "well Kav can't get 60 votes guess we can't even vote on him tell the president to send someone else."

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

  45. @ic1000
    From the perspective of living with (and sometimes arguing with) Mrs. ic1000 (a wonderful mom and stepmom, if I haven't mentioned that) -- seems that the Democrats' Kavanaugh strategy is effective at mobilizing their base, and also at bringing straying liberal-but-practical Nice White Ladies back into the fold.

    Most commenters here are concerned about the logic and plausibility of the competing narratives, the weight of evidence, precedent, consistency (e.g. Keith Ellison), and the like.

    The news isn't a priority for Mrs. ic1000, she gets it from the TV, Facebook, and talking with friends. She relates stories to her own lived experience. As a pretty woman of a certain age, that includes a number of decades-old episodes of groping and harassment at work, and the advice from (female) supervisors to "let it go".

    On the one hand, Kavanaugh the hard-drinking, entitled 'bro'. On the other, an accomplished woman with no reason to lie or exaggerate. So where there's smoke , there's likely fire.

    Sen. Feinstein's camp threw a Hail Mary pass, and why not? The upsides are plain. The story might be truthful or truthy enough to sink the nomination. Or, "show me the man and I'll show you the crime," somebody else might step forward with some other, more credible tale. At a minimum, a prominent conservative's reputation has been impugned. If he should turn liberal on the Court, there's plenty of opportunity for rehabilitation.

    The Republican Brain Trust's idea to blame some other, drunkier bro just reminds this demographic of "It Wasn't Me". Maybe not such a brainstorm after all.

    Replies: @ATate, @Jack D, @Anonymous, @ben tillman

    > The nation: Selling out everything that has been built because of an affliction by media-enabled ADHD

  46. If Diablo Valley College professor Eric Clanton was willing to slam a bicycle lock into the heads of Trump supporters, potentially causing fatal injuries, then I don’t see why a Palo Alto College professor Christine Ford wouldn’t embellish hazy high school booze party groping to knock off a conservative Supreme Court nominee. It obvious that the Northern California Resistance will lie, cheat, steal, and kill to win a political argument. Their stupid academic titles should not be given a fig of weight in evaluating their statements. They can pretty much be dismissed out of hand as Machiavellian liars.

  47. @Alec Leamas
    @Twinkie



    notwithstanding that Protestants are the largest ethnic group in the country, an absolute majority the last time I looked.
     
    Study like Catholics. :)
     
    This is a bit of a joke perhaps but in my view there may be something to the WASPs by and large abandoning the study of Classical Languages (Latin and Greek) while Catholics in Catholic schools persisted.

    Scalia, Thomas, and Roberts were all products of private Catholic High Schools which almost certainly had a Latin requirement for all of their boys. Kavanaugh of course is, as well as the Court's lone WASP Gorsuch.

    Alito, curiously, is an Italian Catholic who went to public school all of the way through.

    The Jews of course had probably gained some language facility through their study of Hebrew.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Flip, @Desiderius, @Twinkie, @Anonymous, @It's All Ball Bearings, @Alden

    The Jewish verbal facility is, I believe genetic and has nothing to do with their study of languages. Many Asian Americans know Asian languages and it does nothing for their verbal facility in English – if anything it hurts more than helps. Most secular American Jews are poorly educated in Hebrew (if nowadays they are educated at all) in the first place and even if they are well educated it does little for them. Unlike Greek and Latin there are few Hebrew words found in English aside from names of biblical persons and places (probably more Yiddish has made it into English than Hebrew).

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Jack D


    The Jewish verbal facility is, I believe genetic and has nothing to do with their study of languages. Many Asian Americans know Asian languages and it does nothing for their verbal facility in English – if anything it hurts more than helps. Most secular American Jews are poorly educated in Hebrew (if nowadays they are educated at all) in the first place and even if they are well educated it does little for them. Unlike Greek and Latin there are few Hebrew words found in English aside from names of biblical persons and places (probably more Yiddish has made it into English than Hebrew).
     
    I'm not referring to "most" of this group or that group. I'm referring more specifically to the "bright boys and girls" of their respective groups, and the acculturation to the academic discipline of serous study of difficult ancient languages.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Alden

    , @Anon
    @Jack D

    The study of Hebrew would be of value for US goyim because, being a totally foreign tongue there are no cognates in English ('dag' means fish), and the syntax is utterly different. Same with the value of studying Chinese. Hebrew, of course, is also immensely simpler than Chinese or Greek or even English (then never figured out how to go beyond "and" and use it for everything, hence all the "and"s in the King James that dummies like Hemingway tried to imitate. The real value is, it's easy to learn (it only looks spooky and cabalistic) and let's you in on the secrets of "Them".

    Replies: @El Dato, @Jack D

  48. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    Virtually accusing the other guy who sort of looks like BK was dumb. You say yes, it might be true, but you don't try and work from that premise. That's their job.

    Replies: @Jack D

    This was pretty sure to backfire because the other guy is unlikely to want to be the fall guy and will probably issue a denial. Meanwhile the accuser has already said that she knows the other guy and that it was not him.

    This would have been better sprung as a trap at the hearing. For example, they could have showed Ford the floor plan of the other guy’s house and said is this what the house looked like – short staircase with bedroom and bathroom opposite the landing as you have previously described (not that women have any ability read blueprints based upon my wife – maybe they could have done it as a 3d graphic) . And if she said yes, then they could have revealed whose house it was.

    • Agree: Dave Pinsen
  49. If the Supreme Court nominee did anything wrong it was not a crime. Fifteen-year-olds do not commit crimes in the US, they commit acts of juvenile deliquiency. People are calling the alleged act a crime, it is not.

  50. @Alec Leamas
    @Twinkie



    notwithstanding that Protestants are the largest ethnic group in the country, an absolute majority the last time I looked.
     
    Study like Catholics. :)
     
    This is a bit of a joke perhaps but in my view there may be something to the WASPs by and large abandoning the study of Classical Languages (Latin and Greek) while Catholics in Catholic schools persisted.

    Scalia, Thomas, and Roberts were all products of private Catholic High Schools which almost certainly had a Latin requirement for all of their boys. Kavanaugh of course is, as well as the Court's lone WASP Gorsuch.

    Alito, curiously, is an Italian Catholic who went to public school all of the way through.

    The Jews of course had probably gained some language facility through their study of Hebrew.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Flip, @Desiderius, @Twinkie, @Anonymous, @It's All Ball Bearings, @Alden

    Gorsuch was raised Catholic.

  51. @Jack D
    If Kavanaugh is Sherman McCoy (BTW, were WASPs of McCoy's age actually named Sherman?) then who is Abe Weiss in the current telenovela?

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @bomag, @Reg Cæsar, @Fred Boynton, @Hibernian, @Alden

    BTW, were WASPs of McCoy’s age actually named Sherman?

    Sure, as long as it was followed by a Roman numeral.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Reg Cæsar

    A lot depends on whether they keep the "Tecumseh".

    , @ben tillman
    @Reg Cæsar


    If Kavanaugh is Sherman McCoy (BTW, were WASPs of McCoy’s age actually named Sherman?) . . . .
     
    "Sherman McCoy was from South Carolina. Every Sherman I've ever known from South Carolina (n = 1) was Black.

    Replies: @Alden

    , @ben tillman
    @Reg Cæsar


    Sure, as long as it was followed by a Roman numeral.
     
    Funny, I went to school with one of his descendants, and he was William Tecumseh Sherman ____ III.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  52. @Black Agnes
    OT:

    LANGUAGE is being manipulated by Progressives.

    The long standing definition of racism , per Websters, was:

    Definition of RACISM 1: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

     

    Now, it has been subverted as dogma by militant Progressives to:

    1: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race coming from a person in a position of power
     
    (They now insist that minorities cannot be racist to white people.)

    For your horror and amusement, I give you the Left’s new Youtube “Genderqueer” Darling, known as Contrapoints, recently crowned by the MSM as “The Oscar Wilde” of the progressive movement. He/She identifies as "Genderqueer" because he/she appears to be a transsexual female, but other than some facial plastic surgery and lots of makeup and wigs, he has an intact, unhormone-enhanced male body, which he uses as a prop from time to time in his act, stubble and all.

    Contrapoints is a mere philosophy grad-school dropout, who lounges in her boudoir of delights and delivers rapid-fire academic lectures (clearly read from a script) like a high-level academe. She/He tosses out theories and name-brand philosophers and movements to frame and plant her message into the soft, uncritical minds of her young, impressionable subscribers who can’t possibly follow it, so it must be important and true. The target Millennial audience can’t critically assess her arguments, so they just swallow it whole as gospel. She’s an unchecked, narcissistic tyrant who revels in degeneracy, which she can pursue with impunity in the age of Postmodernism. A particularly heinous video is linked below. (Decrypting the Alt-Right: How to Recognize a [email protected] )

    I’ve been confused by Antifa and others hurling the Term “FASCIST!” and projectiles at anyone who isn’t on board with their socialist, neo-marxist, postmodernist, intersectional Olympics of oppression clawfest, and “sex is not related to gender” agenda… (that men can have babies, and women can have a penis, ad nauseum.) I felt like Antifa acted more like Fascists, after researching Italian Fascism.

    No wonder: THIS- taken from her/his video below-, is what Antifa and Progressives call a Fascist when they throw bottles, rocks, and smoke bombs, and destroy property and beat up mere liberals. Centrists, and Conservatives. They have a new definition for Fascism that I didn’t get the memo for.

    What she/he calls “Fascism”

    1) People of European heritage are or ought to constitute a biological, cultural, and political unity known as “the white race”- sometimes dog-whistled as “Western Culture.”

    2) Jews are masterminding the destruction of the White race through multi-culturism and non-white immigration ( “white genocide” or “ethnic replacement” )

    3) The only way to save the White race is to establish a “white homeland” or “ethnostate”, from which non-whites and degenerates must be purged.
     
    This person has a huge following, and the gullible sheep have no idea how they are being indoctrinated through these "amusing" videos that feed them fabricated, perverted definitions of long-existing terms, and celebrate the right to live a life of degeneracy, courtesy of Postmodernisn.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx4BVGPkdzk

    Replies: @dvorak, @fish, @Alfa158

    That one is as plugly and useless as Chris Korda, Founder of the “Church of Euthanasia”!

    • Replies: @Anon
    @fish

    Wow! Haven't heard of that one for years. Read about the Church of Eu in NYPress back in the last century.

    Replies: @fish

  53. Anonymous [AKA "Bob-its hard to have a common name on the internet"] says:

    I think the humor in this case is “Abe” for Captain AHAB, coupled with Weiss.

  54. Wasn’t Wolfe having a joke?

    Weiss = White, so all of his multitudinous defendants were Great Whites. Or I’m missing something? Yakking about some white guy was just that: yakking.

  55. @Tim Howells
    I had completely forgotten that the hunter for the Great White Defendant was named Abe Weiss. How things have changed since 1987! No one would ever dare frame the plot that way today.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Jack D, @ben tillman

    NY in that era was filled with Jewish pols such as former mayors Abe Beame, Ed Koch, DAs Robert Morgenthau (an “Our Crowd” German Jew) and Eugene Gold (later charged with child molestation), etc. So Abe Weiss was a plausible name for a DA.

    In 1983, Gold got away with two years probation for sexually fondling a 10 year old girl – nowadays he’d get life without parole. He then retired to Israel and literally disappears from the face of the earth (or at least the internet). You can’t make this stuff up.

  56. @Jack D
    @Alec Leamas

    The Jewish verbal facility is, I believe genetic and has nothing to do with their study of languages. Many Asian Americans know Asian languages and it does nothing for their verbal facility in English - if anything it hurts more than helps. Most secular American Jews are poorly educated in Hebrew (if nowadays they are educated at all) in the first place and even if they are well educated it does little for them. Unlike Greek and Latin there are few Hebrew words found in English aside from names of biblical persons and places (probably more Yiddish has made it into English than Hebrew).

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Anon

    The Jewish verbal facility is, I believe genetic and has nothing to do with their study of languages. Many Asian Americans know Asian languages and it does nothing for their verbal facility in English – if anything it hurts more than helps. Most secular American Jews are poorly educated in Hebrew (if nowadays they are educated at all) in the first place and even if they are well educated it does little for them. Unlike Greek and Latin there are few Hebrew words found in English aside from names of biblical persons and places (probably more Yiddish has made it into English than Hebrew).

    I’m not referring to “most” of this group or that group. I’m referring more specifically to the “bright boys and girls” of their respective groups, and the acculturation to the academic discipline of serous study of difficult ancient languages.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    I and most of my peers (many of us bright boys and girls) never made a serious study of Hebrew. The best depiction I have seen is in the movie "A Serious Man" - this is exactly how it was. Hebrew was taught (poorly) by shuffling old men and women who didn't really know how to teach, to kids who were not really that interested in the subject matter. (The Orthodox take Hebrew instruction much more seriously).

    In general, language instruction in the US is joke. My daughter came out of private HS able to analyze the poetry of Cervantes in an essay but unable to order a taco in a Mexican restaurant. She finally got some decent instruction in conversational Spanish in college but I think she learned more in a couple of semesters than she had in 6 years.

    Replies: @Hunsdon

    , @Alden
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Studying languages isn’t hard. It’s just memorization and reading

    Algebra now is hard. What’s the purpose of algebra? What use is it? Why does it exist at all? Does it occur anywhere in the world except in first and third year of high school?

    Replies: @Anonymous

  57. Judge K has little time to clear his name, given the onslaught from Our Betters. Probably two weeks, max, after which he will have to withdraw. But in order for this woman and her cheerleaders among Our Betters to remain credible, the story will have to continue flying after he withdraws. They can’t afford to let it drop off the map or risk being accused of something which many of us pilgrims have suspected all along: that it was only a put-up job designed solely to get Kavanaugh out of the way.

    • Replies: @Alfa158
    @Prester John

    They don’t care if they are accused of running a put-up job. They care about winning. The Mongols crushed Asia under their boot heels. Do you think they cared if their victims complained?
    You seem to be laboring under the impression that these people have a functioning conscience. There is no evidence of that.

  58. @Jack D
    @ic1000

    This shows real short term thinking by the Dems, like their announcement of the Biden Rule and their decision to do away with the filibuster for judicial nominations. The politics of personal destruction are a double edged sword. RBG, an old school liberal, says that the "old way" was better for everyone.

    The next time the tables are turned, the teenage sex life of Democrat nominees will be up for grabs (no pun intended) as well. And if Kav makes it onto the Court, I would wager that he is going to be more of a Thomas than a Souter. If he ever thought that he could gain "strange new respect" from the Washington establishment by shifting his views to the left a little, he must now know that is a hopeless cause for himself for the rest of his (I hope) many decades on the Court. In fact he will burn with hatred for the leftists who tried to destroy his life just to score some political points. Maybe as far as Schumer is concerned, this is nothing personal, just business, like a Mafia hit, but Kav is sure to take this personally.

    Replies: @Lot

    “their decision to do away with the filibuster for judicial nominations.”

    They did this because the GOP refused to confirm anyone Obama appointed at all to the DC Circuit, which was 4-3 GOP with three vacancies. I think it was wise of them.

    Do you really think McConnell would otherwise be saying “well Kav can’t get 60 votes guess we can’t even vote on him tell the president to send someone else.”

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
    @Lot


    “their decision to do away with the filibuster for judicial nominations.”

    They did this because the GOP refused to confirm anyone Obama appointed at all to the DC Circuit, which was 4-3 GOP with three vacancies. I think it was wise of them.

    Do you really think McConnell would otherwise be saying “well Kav can’t get 60 votes guess we can’t even vote on him tell the president to send someone else.”

     

    In a word, yes. The filibuster was why we ended up with decade after decade of liberal judges.
  59. @Black Agnes
    OT:

    LANGUAGE is being manipulated by Progressives.

    The long standing definition of racism , per Websters, was:

    Definition of RACISM 1: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

     

    Now, it has been subverted as dogma by militant Progressives to:

    1: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race coming from a person in a position of power
     
    (They now insist that minorities cannot be racist to white people.)

    For your horror and amusement, I give you the Left’s new Youtube “Genderqueer” Darling, known as Contrapoints, recently crowned by the MSM as “The Oscar Wilde” of the progressive movement. He/She identifies as "Genderqueer" because he/she appears to be a transsexual female, but other than some facial plastic surgery and lots of makeup and wigs, he has an intact, unhormone-enhanced male body, which he uses as a prop from time to time in his act, stubble and all.

    Contrapoints is a mere philosophy grad-school dropout, who lounges in her boudoir of delights and delivers rapid-fire academic lectures (clearly read from a script) like a high-level academe. She/He tosses out theories and name-brand philosophers and movements to frame and plant her message into the soft, uncritical minds of her young, impressionable subscribers who can’t possibly follow it, so it must be important and true. The target Millennial audience can’t critically assess her arguments, so they just swallow it whole as gospel. She’s an unchecked, narcissistic tyrant who revels in degeneracy, which she can pursue with impunity in the age of Postmodernism. A particularly heinous video is linked below. (Decrypting the Alt-Right: How to Recognize a [email protected] )

    I’ve been confused by Antifa and others hurling the Term “FASCIST!” and projectiles at anyone who isn’t on board with their socialist, neo-marxist, postmodernist, intersectional Olympics of oppression clawfest, and “sex is not related to gender” agenda… (that men can have babies, and women can have a penis, ad nauseum.) I felt like Antifa acted more like Fascists, after researching Italian Fascism.

    No wonder: THIS- taken from her/his video below-, is what Antifa and Progressives call a Fascist when they throw bottles, rocks, and smoke bombs, and destroy property and beat up mere liberals. Centrists, and Conservatives. They have a new definition for Fascism that I didn’t get the memo for.

    What she/he calls “Fascism”

    1) People of European heritage are or ought to constitute a biological, cultural, and political unity known as “the white race”- sometimes dog-whistled as “Western Culture.”

    2) Jews are masterminding the destruction of the White race through multi-culturism and non-white immigration ( “white genocide” or “ethnic replacement” )

    3) The only way to save the White race is to establish a “white homeland” or “ethnostate”, from which non-whites and degenerates must be purged.
     
    This person has a huge following, and the gullible sheep have no idea how they are being indoctrinated through these "amusing" videos that feed them fabricated, perverted definitions of long-existing terms, and celebrate the right to live a life of degeneracy, courtesy of Postmodernisn.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx4BVGPkdzk

    Replies: @dvorak, @fish, @Alfa158

    I think they’ve moved beyond that and define racism as a belief that race even exists at all. To them race is only a social construct with no objective basis in reality and is used by White racists to oppress non-Whites. Just as theism is a belief God exists and atheism is a belief God does not exist, racism is a belief race exists.
    I have to agree with them on that and classify myself as a racist because even if I’m not interested in oppressing anyone, I believe race is real. Of course what percentage of humans share my belief that race is real? 98%? Probably more, even 2% works out to 140 million thinking race is a social construct.

    • Replies: @trelane
    @Alfa158

    Appeals to reason or morality will get you nowhere among the masses who are neither reasonable nor moral. Try propaganda instead, it works better.

  60. Anon[277] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    @Alec Leamas

    The Jewish verbal facility is, I believe genetic and has nothing to do with their study of languages. Many Asian Americans know Asian languages and it does nothing for their verbal facility in English - if anything it hurts more than helps. Most secular American Jews are poorly educated in Hebrew (if nowadays they are educated at all) in the first place and even if they are well educated it does little for them. Unlike Greek and Latin there are few Hebrew words found in English aside from names of biblical persons and places (probably more Yiddish has made it into English than Hebrew).

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Anon

    The study of Hebrew would be of value for US goyim because, being a totally foreign tongue there are no cognates in English (‘dag’ means fish), and the syntax is utterly different. Same with the value of studying Chinese. Hebrew, of course, is also immensely simpler than Chinese or Greek or even English (then never figured out how to go beyond “and” and use it for everything, hence all the “and”s in the King James that dummies like Hemingway tried to imitate. The real value is, it’s easy to learn (it only looks spooky and cabalistic) and let’s you in on the secrets of “Them”.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Anon

    That sounds like a good hobby to take up.

    The cabalistic bollocks is a bonus as you can later make some money from followers using a darkened room, some chalk marks and candles.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1nFoGWnelY

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Jack D
    @Anon

    Hebrew is not at all easy for English speakers to study (not as bad as Arabic but much worse than Spanish). Aside from the different alphabet and almost total lack of cognates, the grammatical structure (based on stringing together prefixes and suffixes onto triliteral roots) is quite different from English so that translation is not at all easy. And modern Hebrew is written mstly wtht vwls which doesn't make reading any easier.

    Replies: @FPD72

  61. @Alec Leamas
    @Twinkie



    notwithstanding that Protestants are the largest ethnic group in the country, an absolute majority the last time I looked.
     
    Study like Catholics. :)
     
    This is a bit of a joke perhaps but in my view there may be something to the WASPs by and large abandoning the study of Classical Languages (Latin and Greek) while Catholics in Catholic schools persisted.

    Scalia, Thomas, and Roberts were all products of private Catholic High Schools which almost certainly had a Latin requirement for all of their boys. Kavanaugh of course is, as well as the Court's lone WASP Gorsuch.

    Alito, curiously, is an Italian Catholic who went to public school all of the way through.

    The Jews of course had probably gained some language facility through their study of Hebrew.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Flip, @Desiderius, @Twinkie, @Anonymous, @It's All Ball Bearings, @Alden

    No, it’s just that Protestants stuck to the universal values they’d always been at the forefront in championing during a time in which they were being rapidly abandoned by those in power.

    They were thus left at a disadvantage in comparison to those who could leverage their pre-modern values (such as tribalism) to get a leg up on the modern individualists, however rugged. Or learned.

    Protestants were late to notice the collapse of meritocracy. Some still haven’t. They’re getting a good lesson this week though.

    • Agree: densa
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    Yes, those poor innocent naive Protestants, schnookered and outwitted by the tribalists! Isn't it strange that this is the same race that conquered a continent and won two world wars. Did something happen? Did the tribalists sneak hormones into the water supply? Lead poisoning cut down the IQ? Or maybe (see "Jim Crow") they were never really that into "universal values" to begin with and were as tribalist as anyone else?

    Justices of the Supreme Ct. are appointed by the POTUS, almost all of whom have been Protestants, and confirmed by a majority Protestant Senate.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Anon, @YetAnotherAnon, @bomag

  62. @anon
    There is this huge desire to believe that these prisoners of color are somehow victims of the system, are in prison for selling pot, should be freed by the innocence project, &c.

    An inmate who took the golf world by storm through lush drawings of courses and holes, laboriously crafted during his days behind bars in one of New York’s most notorious prisons, is enjoying his first full day as a free man Thursday after his hobby helped get a decades-old murder conviction overturned.
     
    But...at the bottom of the article...

    Scott added that he obtained the Tec-9 semi-automatic used in the shooting from Dixon and they drove together to the site where Torriano was killed.*

    The judge, Susan Eagan, upheld a charge of criminal possession of a weapon against Dixon, but said the 5 to 15-year sentence it carried has been satisfied by him.

    And because of that, Flynn said Dixon is “not an innocent man,” according to the Associated Press.

     

    Ok...he was innocent of that murder, but.

    It took forever for Obama to find 1,000 non violent prisoners for minor offenses in Federal Prison. Because there aren't many.

    The woman Kim K was advocating for was a non violent, first offender convicted of selling millions of dollars of cocaine. A Grandmother, but hardly grandmotherly.

    *See Jackie Brown

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jack D

    Most cops are remarkably blase about whom they send to prison for a crime – the important thing is the clearance rate. Some other guy actually confessed to the murder that they pinned on Dixon but since they already had Dixon down they told the other guy to get lost.

    I think one of the reasons that they are so blase (aside from not really giving a damn about anything other than collecting their pensions ASAP) is that they know that most of the folks that they deal with are amply guilty of other crimes for which they have not been convicted – either they have gotten clean away or there is insufficient proof to convict. For every crime they are tried for, they have probably committed 10 other crimes that they have gotten away with (maybe less serious ones than murder). There are some rare cases where a choir boy is wrongly accused but usually those who are convicted are immersed in the criminal milieu and have done all sorts of things before.

    Not clear to me why Dixon was not also guilty of the murder under the “felony murder” rule, regardless of whether he was the shooter. I’m not fully familiar with the facts of the case but it appears that he gave his accomplice a gun and together they drove to confront the victim – presumably the purpose of their visit was not to discuss the relative merits of Merion vs. Augusta National. According to the DA, Dixon was “an up-and-coming drug dealer in the city of Buffalo” at the time of the shooting and Scott (the shooter) was Dixon’s bodyguard.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Jack D

    True that. There is a shortage of black victims who weren't victimized by blacks or have an overwhelming and unsympathetic criminal background. Like Dixon. They couldn't even get through the 'technically' innocent story without mentioning his background for those few who read through to the end. Sympathetic blacks killed by cops? Count on the fingers of one hand per year. One reason why they aren't letting go of the Dallas cop who shot the guy in his own apartment. They can't let a rare opportunity pass without acting up. Never mind that no one supports the cop.

    Meanwhile...the great white whale is put under a microscope. My white suburb has law and order. Excess cops and broken windows enforcement. Starting with traffic stops. On the other hand, I would expect no mercy on any violation in the city, or Federal offense, like taxes or white collar crime. Unfair, but it is usually easier to conform to the law.In a former job, there was theoretical exposure to anti competitive behavior. There were plenty of mechanisms to avoid exposure.

  63. @fish
    @Black Agnes

    That one is as plugly and useless as Chris Korda, Founder of the "Church of Euthanasia"!

    Replies: @Anon

    Wow! Haven’t heard of that one for years. Read about the Church of Eu in NYPress back in the last century.

    • Replies: @fish
    @Anon

    Yeah...it's a dated comparison but both of the shims looked just so much like men playing dress up it triggered me!

  64. @Desiderius
    @Alec Leamas

    No, it’s just that Protestants stuck to the universal values they’d always been at the forefront in championing during a time in which they were being rapidly abandoned by those in power.

    They were thus left at a disadvantage in comparison to those who could leverage their pre-modern values (such as tribalism) to get a leg up on the modern individualists, however rugged. Or learned.

    Protestants were late to notice the collapse of meritocracy. Some still haven’t. They’re getting a good lesson this week though.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Yes, those poor innocent naive Protestants, schnookered and outwitted by the tribalists! Isn’t it strange that this is the same race that conquered a continent and won two world wars. Did something happen? Did the tribalists sneak hormones into the water supply? Lead poisoning cut down the IQ? Or maybe (see “Jim Crow”) they were never really that into “universal values” to begin with and were as tribalist as anyone else?

    Justices of the Supreme Ct. are appointed by the POTUS, almost all of whom have been Protestants, and confirmed by a majority Protestant Senate.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Jack D

    The betrayal was ostensibly internal*, the tribalists just took advantage of the resultant slaughter. Nothing against them, but the bragging is as unseemly as when the progtards do it.

    * - the perps were in most cases no longer Christian at all, let alone Protestant, but your average modern Protestant was slow to realize it or put much stock in it if they did.

    It has turned out to make all the difference.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @HallParvey

    , @Anon
    @Jack D

    "Isn’t it strange that this is the same race that conquered a continent and won two world wars. Did something happen?"

    How did this body wind up crushed on the pavement? He was just fine all the way down, smiling and waving. Something unprecedented must have happened to him so as to alter the natural course. What could have it been?

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @Jack D

    "Yes, those poor innocent naive Protestants, schnookered and outwitted by the tribalists! "

    A (relatively) monoethnic society which has developed a high-trust culture is always vulnerable when it's no longer monoethnic, because incomers will take advantage of that trust.

    Even outside high-trust societies, incomers with ethnic solidarity combined with a higher IQ than the host society spell trouble for that host.

    Ask the Nizam of the Carnatic, the Marathas, the Nawab of Bengal, the last Mughals, the Sikh Empire. They weren't beaten by the superior physical power of the incomers (there were never more than 50,000 British troops in a continent of 500 million) - they were beaten because the incomers could always (by whatever means) find and (higher IQ) organise allies on the ground. Or ask the Incas.

    , @bomag
    @Jack D


    Yes, those poor innocent naive Protestants...
     
    Mock all you want, but you'd be hard pressed to find a group so enamored of Universalism and the embrace of the Other. Whether it's going all-in on affirmative action; love of immigrants; inter-group adoption; fussing over aboriginal rights; etc it is all a rather sad story of how much damage selflessness can cause.

    Replies: @Sarah Toga

  65. @Tyrion 2
    My sister had to attend a driving license authority court in London. She'd honestly done nothing wrong but had naively trusted a second hard car dealership to do their paperwork properly.

    Later we spoke about the whole process. She noted how awfully behaved the other summonees were. How they all just pushed forward and had clearly been there multiple times.

    She's pretty open with me but the awkwardness that descended on our conversatiom when I asked her to describe the other people was painful. Then again, how can it not be awkward to discuss or even think about how, out of a hundred, you were the only English person at a court in London?

    Replies: @RVBlake, @Jack D, @Charles Pewitt, @Charles Pewitt

    This is what Orwell described as crimestop.

    CRIMESTOP means the faculty of stopping short, as though by instinct, at the threshold of any dangerous thought. It includes the power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, of misunderstanding the simplest arguments if they are inimical to [socialism], and of being bored or repelled by any train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction. CRIMESTOP, in short, means protective stupidity… orthodoxy in the full sense demands a control over one’s own mental processes as complete as that of a contortionist over his body.

    If you are properly indoctrinated in Crimestop, it becomes automatic like muscle memory – you are no longer even aware of the process. Your mind (and especially your tongue) just does not go in that direction and if someone speaks in Crimethink you recoil uncomfortably as if they farted in your presence.

  66. @Danindc
    @Steve Sailer

    Was the golf artist even innocent? I just assume these cases are highlighted to push a narrative. The Central Park 9 are “innocent” but they definitely assaulyed and molested that woman jogger.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Innocent in the “dindu nuthin’ ” sense? Absolutely not. But, he was not the trigger man and he had already served more time than he owed on the gun possession charge that he was admittedly guilty of.

  67. @Lot
    @Jack D

    "their decision to do away with the filibuster for judicial nominations."

    They did this because the GOP refused to confirm anyone Obama appointed at all to the DC Circuit, which was 4-3 GOP with three vacancies. I think it was wise of them.

    Do you really think McConnell would otherwise be saying "well Kav can't get 60 votes guess we can't even vote on him tell the president to send someone else."

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

    “their decision to do away with the filibuster for judicial nominations.”

    They did this because the GOP refused to confirm anyone Obama appointed at all to the DC Circuit, which was 4-3 GOP with three vacancies. I think it was wise of them.

    Do you really think McConnell would otherwise be saying “well Kav can’t get 60 votes guess we can’t even vote on him tell the president to send someone else.”

    In a word, yes. The filibuster was why we ended up with decade after decade of liberal judges.

  68. @RVBlake
    @Tyrion 2

    My last visit to London was in 1984. Frankly I didn't care for it, more for its size and population density than anything else. I noticed a few minorities but nothing more than I imagined any other huge European city would possess. My only knowledge of the city's changing demographics is from articles on the Internet, to which I assign the proper skepticism. I was struck by an interview of John Cleese, no Rightist, in which he declared that London was no longer an English city.

    Replies: @Tyrion 2

    One of the first things every foreign tourist remarks upon, unless they’re a progressive politically correct type, is on the entire absence of English people from London.

    Darker hued tourists are more likely to comment, often thinking that this is not something they want for their own countries.

    Their impressions are exaggerated by the places they hang out at but they’re statistically correct when they notice that the English are a dwindling minority in their thousand year old capital. One need not be a racist to find this sad.

    • Agree: RVBlake
    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    @Tyrion 2

    I guess it depends on where you go in London. I visited in 2016 for 3 days and was struck by all the large groups of white people. You can't see that in my town unless you go for jury duty (the brown races aren't registered to vote) or an evangelical church.

    Seriously, outside the pubs in the evenings there were large groups of well-dressed white folks drinking beer and talking. I mean outside all the pubs, and I was quite jealous that this sort of dynamic doesn't occur in my UMC CA suburb. Also, there were nice straight lines of English school children in uniforms strolling around. A few Asians, but so what?

    I thought your city was quite lovely, at least where we went. I wouldn't drive there to save my life, of course, but I could spend lots more time there and enjoy it.

    Replies: @Tyrion 2, @Reg Cæsar

  69. @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    Yes, those poor innocent naive Protestants, schnookered and outwitted by the tribalists! Isn't it strange that this is the same race that conquered a continent and won two world wars. Did something happen? Did the tribalists sneak hormones into the water supply? Lead poisoning cut down the IQ? Or maybe (see "Jim Crow") they were never really that into "universal values" to begin with and were as tribalist as anyone else?

    Justices of the Supreme Ct. are appointed by the POTUS, almost all of whom have been Protestants, and confirmed by a majority Protestant Senate.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Anon, @YetAnotherAnon, @bomag

    The betrayal was ostensibly internal*, the tribalists just took advantage of the resultant slaughter. Nothing against them, but the bragging is as unseemly as when the progtards do it.

    * – the perps were in most cases no longer Christian at all, let alone Protestant, but your average modern Protestant was slow to realize it or put much stock in it if they did.

    It has turned out to make all the difference.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Desiderius

    I think JackD is correct insofar as the people nominating Justices have been Protestants save Kennedy and whatever we would consider Obama if we didn't fear reprisals for saying something forbidden.

    I always figured that the WASP elite didn't remain drawn to the law much in the modern era as it had been in the past. Money is more easily made and faster in markets. That sort of thing.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Desiderius

    , @HallParvey
    @Desiderius

    Understand that the original protestation was because of the fact of corruption in the management of the Christian church of the time.
    Some thought that buying your way into heaven was not right. The selling of indulgences was wrong in the minds of the protesters.
    A First Class ticket on the Jesus express was only available to the rich.
    So, protestantism started out trying to make the church of the day adhere to the rules specified in it's own rule book. Based on recent news stories, they failed.

    Replies: @Alden

  70. Anon[277] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    Yes, those poor innocent naive Protestants, schnookered and outwitted by the tribalists! Isn't it strange that this is the same race that conquered a continent and won two world wars. Did something happen? Did the tribalists sneak hormones into the water supply? Lead poisoning cut down the IQ? Or maybe (see "Jim Crow") they were never really that into "universal values" to begin with and were as tribalist as anyone else?

    Justices of the Supreme Ct. are appointed by the POTUS, almost all of whom have been Protestants, and confirmed by a majority Protestant Senate.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Anon, @YetAnotherAnon, @bomag

    “Isn’t it strange that this is the same race that conquered a continent and won two world wars. Did something happen?”

    How did this body wind up crushed on the pavement? He was just fine all the way down, smiling and waving. Something unprecedented must have happened to him so as to alter the natural course. What could have it been?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Anon

    I'm not following your little allegory. Was the WASP race pushed out the window (or perhaps "stabbed in the back" to coin a phrase) by the tribalists, and if so, how did they get so weak that they allowed someone to sneak up on them and do this? Or did they jump on their own?

    Replies: @Desiderius

  71. @George
    @George

    I wonder if Kavanaugh ended up with really good looking clerks because the law school admissions departments rank good looks highly in their criteria, official or not. Kavanaugh ended up choosing women from a pool of women already selected for good looks. This could be tested by starting with a list of his former clerks and the law school graduating class. Then compare the graduating class pictures to those of the clerks and see if when compared to their law school peers, were they actually superior good looking or not.

    Replies: @Driveby Commenter, @Jack D

    Can we look forward to a Playboy feature on The Girls of Kavanaugh?

  72. @Anon
    @Jack D

    The study of Hebrew would be of value for US goyim because, being a totally foreign tongue there are no cognates in English ('dag' means fish), and the syntax is utterly different. Same with the value of studying Chinese. Hebrew, of course, is also immensely simpler than Chinese or Greek or even English (then never figured out how to go beyond "and" and use it for everything, hence all the "and"s in the King James that dummies like Hemingway tried to imitate. The real value is, it's easy to learn (it only looks spooky and cabalistic) and let's you in on the secrets of "Them".

    Replies: @El Dato, @Jack D

    That sounds like a good hobby to take up.

    The cabalistic bollocks is a bonus as you can later make some money from followers using a darkened room, some chalk marks and candles.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @El Dato

    The "rabbi" in the video draws Hebrew block letters (like what is printed in a book). Normally people hand write in Hebrew script letters, which are quite different.

  73. @Tyrion 2
    @RVBlake

    One of the first things every foreign tourist remarks upon, unless they're a progressive politically correct type, is on the entire absence of English people from London.

    Darker hued tourists are more likely to comment, often thinking that this is not something they want for their own countries.

    Their impressions are exaggerated by the places they hang out at but they're statistically correct when they notice that the English are a dwindling minority in their thousand year old capital. One need not be a racist to find this sad.

    Replies: @stillCARealist

    I guess it depends on where you go in London. I visited in 2016 for 3 days and was struck by all the large groups of white people. You can’t see that in my town unless you go for jury duty (the brown races aren’t registered to vote) or an evangelical church.

    Seriously, outside the pubs in the evenings there were large groups of well-dressed white folks drinking beer and talking. I mean outside all the pubs, and I was quite jealous that this sort of dynamic doesn’t occur in my UMC CA suburb. Also, there were nice straight lines of English school children in uniforms strolling around. A few Asians, but so what?

    I thought your city was quite lovely, at least where we went. I wouldn’t drive there to save my life, of course, but I could spend lots more time there and enjoy it.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    @stillCARealist

    Don't get me wrong. I love London, even if it is in the way I love some of my more awkward relatives.

    As you say, your observations are very area dependent but there are lots of good places to go out.

    Also, my use of "English" was more specific than your use of "white".

    Regardless, London has most of the smartest and more ambitious young people in England, also from Europe and the world. That is quite something. Shame about what it's done to the property prices though.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @stillCARealist


    Seriously, outside the pubs in the evenings there were large groups of well-dressed white folks drinking beer and talking.
     
    You see this on Minneapolis's Hennepin Avenue in the summer. Unfortunately, it's only on the patios of the gay bars.
  74. @Tim Howells
    @Jonathan Mason

    "Weiss" was actually within my extremely limited German vocabulary, as in "ein weiss bier bitte." I assumed it meant "wheat", but "white" works in that context as well. from Ancestry.com:


    Weiss Name Meaning:
    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with white hair or a remarkably pale complexion, from Middle High German wiz ‘white’, German weiss. German: variant of Weis. German: habitational name from any of various places named Weis(s) or Weissen. German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with wig ‘battle’ or widu ‘wood’ as the first element.

    https://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=weiss
     

    Replies: @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)

    The German adjective “weiss” means “white”. The similar-sounding word “Weizen” means “wheat”. The word “Weizenbrot” means “wheat bread”, and “Weizenbier” is beer made from wheat, but in English this type of beer is called “weissbier” (“lght, top fermented beer”, says a dictionary).

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)

    Interestingly in all Germanic languages, including English, the words 'white' and 'wheat' come from the same root.

    There are many expressions that use the word 'white', as an adjective, such as
    White way
    White lie
    White Christmas
    White House
    White Russian
    White dwarf
    White witch.
    White knight (benefactor, or chess piece)
    Great white hope
    Carte blanche is a French expression used in English.

    As a noun, White usually means part of an egg (actually clear in color when raw), a shade of paint, or a person of European extraction with light skin.

    Replies: @Jack D

  75. @Tyrion 2
    My sister had to attend a driving license authority court in London. She'd honestly done nothing wrong but had naively trusted a second hard car dealership to do their paperwork properly.

    Later we spoke about the whole process. She noted how awfully behaved the other summonees were. How they all just pushed forward and had clearly been there multiple times.

    She's pretty open with me but the awkwardness that descended on our conversatiom when I asked her to describe the other people was painful. Then again, how can it not be awkward to discuss or even think about how, out of a hundred, you were the only English person at a court in London?

    Replies: @RVBlake, @Jack D, @Charles Pewitt, @Charles Pewitt

    She’s pretty open with me but the awkwardness that descended on our conversatiom when I asked her to describe the other people was painful. Then again, how can it not be awkward to discuss or even think about how, out of a hundred, you were the only English person at a court in London?

    God Bless The English For Voting To Leave The Evil EU

    I wrote this in 2017 about the English — or British — vote to leave the evil EU:

    A claim could be made that the English who were pushed out of London by high real estate prices and multicultural mayhem were the exact voters who gave the EU exit side the 52-48 victory. East Anglia, the Celtic periphery, the South coast, Yorkshire, the Midlands and English refugees from London won the day for English sovereignty by voting to leave the EU. London can be won back when the time comes, and demographic problems caused by mass immigration can be solved.

    The Economist Magazine kept saying that high real estate prices in parts of England could be fixed by a massive new construction boom. The Economist Magazine wanted to build on the green belts surrounding towns and cities. The Economist Magazine is a glossy rag that always prints what will benefit bankers.

    The answer to high real estate prices is to stop all immigration and deport many of the foreigners in England. England is one of the most densely populated parts of Europe, they would be better off with 10 million fewer residents. Foreigners first, and then Tony Blair and his crowd should be made to walk the plank.

    Voters listened to Farage and voted to leave the EU in order to take back control of immigration policy from the EU. The English ruling class had always had control of immigration policy, but it was better to tell the peasants in England that the bureaucrat wogs in the EU were the ones to blame.

    English patriots must make a collective political Viking raid on London. The foreigners can be made to leave, and the English can get London back. Just as Americans should not give up the state of New York or California, the English should not allow London to be taken from them by foreigners.

  76. @Tyrion 2
    My sister had to attend a driving license authority court in London. She'd honestly done nothing wrong but had naively trusted a second hard car dealership to do their paperwork properly.

    Later we spoke about the whole process. She noted how awfully behaved the other summonees were. How they all just pushed forward and had clearly been there multiple times.

    She's pretty open with me but the awkwardness that descended on our conversatiom when I asked her to describe the other people was painful. Then again, how can it not be awkward to discuss or even think about how, out of a hundred, you were the only English person at a court in London?

    Replies: @RVBlake, @Jack D, @Charles Pewitt, @Charles Pewitt

    The English must not give up London!

    The Americans won’t give up California or New York or Texas or Virginia!

    The Answer To Nation-Wrecking Mass Immigration Is Immediate Mass Deportation.

    Make London English Again!

  77. Owned: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/stephen-miller-wins-again-haley-other-foes-excluded-immigration-meeting-n910776

    “Pompeo got rolled,” said one former official familiar with the deliberations who served under Republican and Democratic administrations. The secretary “got manhandled by a kid who knows nothing about foreign policy,” said the source, referring to the 33-year-old Miller.

  78. @George
    @George

    I wonder if Kavanaugh ended up with really good looking clerks because the law school admissions departments rank good looks highly in their criteria, official or not. Kavanaugh ended up choosing women from a pool of women already selected for good looks. This could be tested by starting with a list of his former clerks and the law school graduating class. Then compare the graduating class pictures to those of the clerks and see if when compared to their law school peers, were they actually superior good looking or not.

    Replies: @Driveby Commenter, @Jack D

    I highly doubt this based on my own law school class. In particular I remember one female classmate who was considered hot stuff (if nothing else because she was a blonde) – in law school terms she was a 10 but anywhere else she would have been a 5 or a 6. Top 1% anything is rare and people in Ivy law schools already have top 1% brains so for God to give them top 1% looks also would be unusual.

    In addition, a lot of what we think of as female beauty is not “natural” but is the product of elaborate grooming rituals. Having a “job” as a law student makes it difficult to pursue that other job as well and in any event it doesn’t get you much – it might even get you negativity in intellectual circles – Kav’s clerks were criticized, not praised, for looking like “models”.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Jack D


    I highly doubt this based on my own law school class. In particular I remember one female classmate who was considered hot stuff (if nothing else because she was a blonde) – in law school terms she was a 10 but anywhere else she would have been a 5 or a 6. Top 1% anything is rare and people in Ivy law schools already have top 1% brains so for God to give them top 1% looks also would be unusual.
     
    I agree about law school hot being different than real world hot. Also, there's a sort of hot (naughty librarian type with figure that looks good in women's business suit) that works for law students who become lady lawyers, whereas having an exaggerated porn star figure or too highly maintained hair and nails sort of look would probably be tacitly disqualifying (supports your point). Kavanaugh's Mexican-Jewish clerk assistant is nice looking but not model hot by any means. Being young has a quality all of its own - some women's beauty really does seem to be entirely a product of the flower of youth.

    In addition, a lot of what we think of as female beauty is not “natural” but is the product of elaborate grooming rituals. Having a “job” as a law student makes it difficult to pursue that other job as well and in any event it doesn’t get you much – it might even get you negativity in intellectual circles – Kav’s clerks were criticized, not praised, for looking like “models”.
     
    This depends. At the upper end of female beauty there are aspects that can't be confected out of makeup and sprays. Though I agree with your statement insofar as most women, particularly young women, can make appreciable improvements over their natural appearance with effort in the application of cosmetics, fashioning hair, etc.

    Replies: @prusmc

    , @Jonathan Mason
    @Jack D


    In addition, a lot of what we think of as female beauty is not “natural” but is the product of elaborate grooming rituals.
     
    At last someone other than myself who recognizes this. Affluent women look good, because they have expensive hair styling, dentistry, clothes, gym memberships, cosmetics, plastic surgery, good nutrition, and contraception.

    Poor women may look hot when they are young, if they have good genes, but childbearing, loss of teeth, cigarettes, booze, and poor nutrition usually takes its toll before the age of 30.

    One would expect senior law students for the most part to have access to some parental or spousal funds sufficient to make themselves presentable for a job interview, and enough intelligence to know what it means to be professional, without going too far.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K2TrZb2pIo

    Replies: @Art Deco, @anonymous, @Alden, @Alden

  79. @Desiderius
    @Jack D

    The betrayal was ostensibly internal*, the tribalists just took advantage of the resultant slaughter. Nothing against them, but the bragging is as unseemly as when the progtards do it.

    * - the perps were in most cases no longer Christian at all, let alone Protestant, but your average modern Protestant was slow to realize it or put much stock in it if they did.

    It has turned out to make all the difference.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @HallParvey

    I think JackD is correct insofar as the people nominating Justices have been Protestants save Kennedy and whatever we would consider Obama if we didn’t fear reprisals for saying something forbidden.

    I always figured that the WASP elite didn’t remain drawn to the law much in the modern era as it had been in the past. Money is more easily made and faster in markets. That sort of thing.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    It’s not just the law. The white Protestant men who would have been in positions of power in our institutions, not just the Supreme Court, were weeded out somewhere along the way in the interest of some universal value that seemed compelling to the weeders (culturally WASPs but in fact largely deracinated and post-Christian).

    Catholics and Jews (and prog women) dodged these bullets because other Catholics and Jews of previous generations were looking out for the good of their tribe. Unbeknownst to them, the rising generation of Protestant American men no longer had one.

    , @Desiderius
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    “That sort of thing.”

    That’s what the SJWs in charge of our cultural institutions now like to say. They have about as much credibility as a fox in an empty henhouse.

  80. @ATate
    @ic1000

    "With no reason the lie or exaggerate"

    *snort*

    C'mon I'm sure the very pretty Mrs. ic1000 isn't that stupid. And neither can you be. How obtuse do you have to be to condense 4 decades of hard work into "drunk bro"?

    A women with no reason to lie or exaggerate? GTFO'here.

    Replies: @ic1000

    > *snort*

    Many, probably most, not-stupid people in this part of blue-state almost-flyover country don’t see things the way you do. That might be worth considering. E.g. it can be bad politics to drive middle-of-the-road folks into the other camp.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @ic1000


    Many, probably most, not-stupid people in this part of blue-state almost-flyover country don’t see things the way you do.
     
    She's trying to derail a Supreme Court nomination. And if it's a "blue state", why does it even matter what the people think? The question is whether it changes anyone's mind.

    In "red" states. people know she has a reason to lie and think that's what she's doing.
  81. @El Dato
    @Anon

    That sounds like a good hobby to take up.

    The cabalistic bollocks is a bonus as you can later make some money from followers using a darkened room, some chalk marks and candles.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1nFoGWnelY

    Replies: @Jack D

    The “rabbi” in the video draws Hebrew block letters (like what is printed in a book). Normally people hand write in Hebrew script letters, which are quite different.

  82. After Kavanaugh, Trump Must Put An Anglo-Celt Southern Protestant Man On The US Supreme Court.

    The Devil knows when the hand weight slinger in the black dress will be called home.

    • Replies: @Lot
    @Charles Pewitt

    "Trump Must Put An Anglo-Celt Southern Protestant Man On The US Supreme Court"

    Suggestions? There were some on W's short list, but they are too old now, and Trump's list I don't think had any. The southerners I remember from it were women.

    I think the best conservative southern legal talent gets sucked up by big corporate law firms in the Northeast and California.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @ben tillman

    , @Dave Pinsen
    @Charles Pewitt

    I bet Hillary couldn’t do RBG’s workout.

    If Kav gets in, he should start doing Starting Strength and GOMAD.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

  83. Trump has now backed off on declassifying the documents, after complaints from the British and Australian governments. The same ones who spied on the Trump campaign.

    This comes after he sent out a stupid tweet which will only make it harder for Kavanaugh to get confirmed.

    And he’s going to sign the budget that forbids funds for the wall and the wall will never be built.

    I’m officially done with Trump. He can resign for all I care. It was a terrible mistake for the nationalist cause to ever embrace him.

    • Replies: @tyrone
    @Berty

    Oh yeah? what's plan B then ? yellowstone eruption?

  84. @stillCARealist
    @Tyrion 2

    I guess it depends on where you go in London. I visited in 2016 for 3 days and was struck by all the large groups of white people. You can't see that in my town unless you go for jury duty (the brown races aren't registered to vote) or an evangelical church.

    Seriously, outside the pubs in the evenings there were large groups of well-dressed white folks drinking beer and talking. I mean outside all the pubs, and I was quite jealous that this sort of dynamic doesn't occur in my UMC CA suburb. Also, there were nice straight lines of English school children in uniforms strolling around. A few Asians, but so what?

    I thought your city was quite lovely, at least where we went. I wouldn't drive there to save my life, of course, but I could spend lots more time there and enjoy it.

    Replies: @Tyrion 2, @Reg Cæsar

    Don’t get me wrong. I love London, even if it is in the way I love some of my more awkward relatives.

    As you say, your observations are very area dependent but there are lots of good places to go out.

    Also, my use of “English” was more specific than your use of “white”.

    Regardless, London has most of the smartest and more ambitious young people in England, also from Europe and the world. That is quite something. Shame about what it’s done to the property prices though.

  85. The Root, WaPo’s racialist subdivision, has found a new Becky: Baggage claim Becky.

    They really love this joke, and they never tire of indulging their hatred for women who have nicer hair than they do:

    https://www.theroot.com/video-baggageclaimbecky-calls-police-on-black-woman-f-1829170833?utm_source=theroot_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2018-09-20

    The black woman calling the manager was guilty of ‘cultural appropriation,’ the Root notes sardonically.

    Well, anyone who’s ever observed black women in any customer service interaction knows how ridiculous that is. No one is more entitled, quicker to demand a manager, or nastier to the help than they are. Especially if the help is white.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    The black help is just as nasty to the White customers as the black customers are to the White help.

  86. PredictIt’s most popular contracts currently are all regarding the number of votes for Kavanaugh. I’d like to be able to prospect on whether Ford will show at all, but nobody seems to be offering it.

    • Replies: @Lot
    @Anthony Wayne

    But on her showing on not showing indirectly with the 49 or less contract.

  87. @Jack D
    @George

    I highly doubt this based on my own law school class. In particular I remember one female classmate who was considered hot stuff (if nothing else because she was a blonde) - in law school terms she was a 10 but anywhere else she would have been a 5 or a 6. Top 1% anything is rare and people in Ivy law schools already have top 1% brains so for God to give them top 1% looks also would be unusual.

    In addition, a lot of what we think of as female beauty is not "natural" but is the product of elaborate grooming rituals. Having a "job" as a law student makes it difficult to pursue that other job as well and in any event it doesn't get you much - it might even get you negativity in intellectual circles - Kav's clerks were criticized, not praised, for looking like "models".

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Jonathan Mason

    I highly doubt this based on my own law school class. In particular I remember one female classmate who was considered hot stuff (if nothing else because she was a blonde) – in law school terms she was a 10 but anywhere else she would have been a 5 or a 6. Top 1% anything is rare and people in Ivy law schools already have top 1% brains so for God to give them top 1% looks also would be unusual.

    I agree about law school hot being different than real world hot. Also, there’s a sort of hot (naughty librarian type with figure that looks good in women’s business suit) that works for law students who become lady lawyers, whereas having an exaggerated porn star figure or too highly maintained hair and nails sort of look would probably be tacitly disqualifying (supports your point). Kavanaugh’s Mexican-Jewish clerk assistant is nice looking but not model hot by any means. Being young has a quality all of its own – some women’s beauty really does seem to be entirely a product of the flower of youth.

    In addition, a lot of what we think of as female beauty is not “natural” but is the product of elaborate grooming rituals. Having a “job” as a law student makes it difficult to pursue that other job as well and in any event it doesn’t get you much – it might even get you negativity in intellectual circles – Kav’s clerks were criticized, not praised, for looking like “models”.

    This depends. At the upper end of female beauty there are aspects that can’t be confected out of makeup and sprays. Though I agree with your statement insofar as most women, particularly young women, can make appreciable improvements over their natural appearance with effort in the application of cosmetics, fashioning hair, etc.

    • Replies: @prusmc
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Hillary Rodham was a hot Yale Law School babe.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

  88. @Luke Lea
    Except there are no WASPS on this Supreme Court and haven't been for quite awhile, notwithstanding that Protestants are the largest ethnic group in the country, an absolute majority the last time I looked.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Reg Cæsar, @Das, @Alden

    notwithstanding that Protestants are the largest ethnic group in the country

    With the exception of perhaps Northern Ireland, “Protestants” aren’t an ethnic group in any country.

    Tell me again what Gene Robinson, Pat Robertson, and Al Sharpton have in common. And how they’re an “ethnic group”.

  89. “Did y’all hear this latest late-breaking news on the Kavanaugh hearings?” Rep. Ralph Norman (R) asked the audience at a Kiwanis Club in Rock Hill, S.C., referring to the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out saying she was groped by Abraham Lincoln.”

    Amazing how people don’t get the joke. Outrage from several politician because sexual assault is no joke. But the joke is about age, not sexual assault.

    Abraham Lincoln, who was the 16th President of the United (almost Untied) States of America died about 150 years ago, so if he groped Justice Ginsburg, she must be at least …

    Oh, forget it. But if he had been hauled before Congress, he would surely have said “They don’t call me Honest Abe for nothing. I cannot tell a lie. I did pop that tart’s cherry with my chopper .”

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Jonathan Mason

    "I tried to deflect attention from the little affair with a Civil War. It actually worked!"

    Meanwhile, the NYT needs your help in a totally un-self-aware moment as irony blossoms like a cherry tree:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/17/technology/disinformation-tipsheet.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes

    "If You See Disinformation Ahead of the Midterms, We Want to Hear From You: As November’s midterm elections approach, The New York Times is looking for examples of online ads, posts and texts that contain political disinformation or false claims and are being deliberately spread on internet platforms to try to influence local, statewide, and federal elections.

    Times journalists are hoping to use your tips to advance our reporting. If you see a suspicious post or text, please take a screenshot and upload it with the form below."
     

    I'm sure they will put it to good use.

    Replies: @Alden

    , @Rob McX
    @Jonathan Mason

    Ruth was groped by Norman Bates.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/fe/7e/2b/fe7e2b0c83b4a446181009a7984833c7.jpg

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Jonathan Mason


    Oh, forget it. But if he had been hauled before Congress, he would surely have said “They don’t call me Honest Abe for nothing. I cannot tell a lie. I did pop that tart’s cherry with my chopper .”

     

    Him, or that fellow who shared a house and bed with him for years.

    Replies: @Charles Pewitt

  90. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Jack D


    The Jewish verbal facility is, I believe genetic and has nothing to do with their study of languages. Many Asian Americans know Asian languages and it does nothing for their verbal facility in English – if anything it hurts more than helps. Most secular American Jews are poorly educated in Hebrew (if nowadays they are educated at all) in the first place and even if they are well educated it does little for them. Unlike Greek and Latin there are few Hebrew words found in English aside from names of biblical persons and places (probably more Yiddish has made it into English than Hebrew).
     
    I'm not referring to "most" of this group or that group. I'm referring more specifically to the "bright boys and girls" of their respective groups, and the acculturation to the academic discipline of serous study of difficult ancient languages.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Alden

    I and most of my peers (many of us bright boys and girls) never made a serious study of Hebrew. The best depiction I have seen is in the movie “A Serious Man” – this is exactly how it was. Hebrew was taught (poorly) by shuffling old men and women who didn’t really know how to teach, to kids who were not really that interested in the subject matter. (The Orthodox take Hebrew instruction much more seriously).

    In general, language instruction in the US is joke. My daughter came out of private HS able to analyze the poetry of Cervantes in an essay but unable to order a taco in a Mexican restaurant. She finally got some decent instruction in conversational Spanish in college but I think she learned more in a couple of semesters than she had in 6 years.

    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    @Jack D

    DLI remains an exception to the rule. But the price of tuition is higher than most would be willing to pay. (In today's world, I'd sign up for Middlebury, maybe.)

  91. @dvorak
    @Black Agnes


    They have a new definition for Fascism that I didn’t get the memo for.
     
    Go attend a Ben Shapiro event leave us alone.

    Replies: @Lagertha, @Black Agnes

    says dvorak, someone who has no recent history of comments! And, don't include us in your insult to BA. BA’s comment is interesting since Kavanaugh is being accused of being a fratty-fratty frat boy, and a facist, right now!

  92. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    @Tim Howells

    The German adjective "weiss" means "white". The similar-sounding word "Weizen" means "wheat". The word "Weizenbrot" means "wheat bread", and "Weizenbier" is beer made from wheat, but in English this type of beer is called "weissbier" ("lght, top fermented beer", says a dictionary).

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    Interestingly in all Germanic languages, including English, the words ‘white’ and ‘wheat’ come from the same root.

    There are many expressions that use the word ‘white’, as an adjective, such as
    White way
    White lie
    White Christmas
    White House
    White Russian
    White dwarf
    White witch.
    White knight (benefactor, or chess piece)
    Great white hope
    Carte blanche is a French expression used in English.

    As a noun, White usually means part of an egg (actually clear in color when raw), a shade of paint, or a person of European extraction with light skin.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Jonathan Mason


    Interestingly in all Germanic languages, including English, the words ‘white’ and ‘wheat’ come from the same root.
     
    Because the grain, when ground, produces white colored flour in comparison to other Northern grains such as barley and rye. So that wheat beer is also white beer is no coincidence.
  93. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is hearing the knocking of the Devil on her door and the Democrats, showing no mercy for a senior citizen, refuse to let her retire!

    The Democrat Party ruling class must allow Ruth Bader Ginsburg to retire with dignity and honor.

    The Democrat Party can hold a retirement dinner for Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Trump Tower in New York City. That would be fun!

    Please Democrat Party, have some human kindness and fellow feeling for a lady who should be allowed to enjoy her retirement.

    David Souter retired and he happily glug-glugs wine like a champ! He’s happy!

  94. @Anon
    @Jack D

    The study of Hebrew would be of value for US goyim because, being a totally foreign tongue there are no cognates in English ('dag' means fish), and the syntax is utterly different. Same with the value of studying Chinese. Hebrew, of course, is also immensely simpler than Chinese or Greek or even English (then never figured out how to go beyond "and" and use it for everything, hence all the "and"s in the King James that dummies like Hemingway tried to imitate. The real value is, it's easy to learn (it only looks spooky and cabalistic) and let's you in on the secrets of "Them".

    Replies: @El Dato, @Jack D

    Hebrew is not at all easy for English speakers to study (not as bad as Arabic but much worse than Spanish). Aside from the different alphabet and almost total lack of cognates, the grammatical structure (based on stringing together prefixes and suffixes onto triliteral roots) is quite different from English so that translation is not at all easy. And modern Hebrew is written mstly wtht vwls which doesn’t make reading any easier.

    • Replies: @FPD72
    @Jack D

    I agree completely. I studied both Greek and Hebrew in school and Hebrew was by far the more difficult of the two, for the reasons you gave. And when you consider all of the irregular Hebrew verbs, it isn’t even close.

    Replies: @candid_observer

  95. @James Braxton
    If Kavanaugh had been arrested, tried, and convicted of this made up incident, the court records would have been sealed and expunged because he would have been a juvenile. The expungement would give you a legal right to deny it ever happened.

    Government background investigations do not go in to criminal activity before age 18 for this reason.

    They never should have given this crazy lady the time of day.

    Replies: @cthulhu, @Anonymous, @Karl

    Depends on the kind of investigation. If you have to take a polygraph, lots of things aren’t off limits anymore. I knew someone who flunked a poly because in the interview section of the exam (before they hook you up to the machine), he was asked about his juvenile record, got pissed because “that’s sealed!”, wouldn’t answer the questions, and was summarily bounced. Lost his clearance and was no longer employable at his position.

    • Replies: @James Braxton
    @cthulhu

    I think that person just made something up to justify failing the polygraph.

  96. @Jack D
    @George

    I highly doubt this based on my own law school class. In particular I remember one female classmate who was considered hot stuff (if nothing else because she was a blonde) - in law school terms she was a 10 but anywhere else she would have been a 5 or a 6. Top 1% anything is rare and people in Ivy law schools already have top 1% brains so for God to give them top 1% looks also would be unusual.

    In addition, a lot of what we think of as female beauty is not "natural" but is the product of elaborate grooming rituals. Having a "job" as a law student makes it difficult to pursue that other job as well and in any event it doesn't get you much - it might even get you negativity in intellectual circles - Kav's clerks were criticized, not praised, for looking like "models".

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @Jonathan Mason

    In addition, a lot of what we think of as female beauty is not “natural” but is the product of elaborate grooming rituals.

    At last someone other than myself who recognizes this. Affluent women look good, because they have expensive hair styling, dentistry, clothes, gym memberships, cosmetics, plastic surgery, good nutrition, and contraception.

    Poor women may look hot when they are young, if they have good genes, but childbearing, loss of teeth, cigarettes, booze, and poor nutrition usually takes its toll before the age of 30.

    One would expect senior law students for the most part to have access to some parental or spousal funds sufficient to make themselves presentable for a job interview, and enough intelligence to know what it means to be professional, without going too far.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Jonathan Mason

    Poor women may look hot when they are young, if they have good genes, but childbearing, loss of teeth, cigarettes, booze, and poor nutrition usually takes its toll before the age of 30.

    From what part of Britain are you writing? People of all classes in this country born after about 1960 have satisfactory teeth with few exceptions. Perhaps 15% of the adult population smokes cigarettes. Alcoholics account for < 10% of the adult population. Women who look rotten in this country (over and above the skin damage you see with aging) do so because of excess weight, bad haircuts and hair care, and wretched taste in clothes &c.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Lot, @Jonathan Mason

    , @anonymous
    @Jonathan Mason

    Hot like Elena Kagan hot? Or hot like Ruthie G hot?

    , @Alden
    @Jonathan Mason

    Child bearing doesn’t ruin any ones looks. How could it? Gain 10 or 12 pounds* stomach sticks out for the last 6 or 7 weeks, baby arrives. You’re back to normal.

    Pregnancy only affects the stomach and breasts. Few days after the birth you’re back to normal. Pregnancy doesn’t affect the face hair and legs at all.

    Pregnancy only lasts 9 months in a lifetime.

    * severe morning sickness prevents weight gain for the first 7 months.

    You sound like Margaret Sanger Or maybe you are one of the numerous male commenters who know nothing about pregnancy child bearing women marriage and children.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Jack D

    , @Alden
    @Jonathan Mason

    “ Poor women can’t afford contraception. “

    Guess you’ve never heard of the free county health system in this country or the national health in Europe.

    IUDs are the most reliable. The original insertion is the only cost and they last forever.

    My mother always claimed that smoking caused wrinkles but I never noticed my aunts who chain smoked were more wrinkled than the ladies who didn’t smoke.

    But most baby boomers and the younger generations don’t smoke.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

  97. @Jonathan Mason

    “Did y’all hear this latest late-breaking news on the Kavanaugh hearings?” Rep. Ralph Norman (R) asked the audience at a Kiwanis Club in Rock Hill, S.C., referring to the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out saying she was groped by Abraham Lincoln.”
     
    Amazing how people don't get the joke. Outrage from several politician because sexual assault is no joke. But the joke is about age, not sexual assault.

    Abraham Lincoln, who was the 16th President of the United (almost Untied) States of America died about 150 years ago, so if he groped Justice Ginsburg, she must be at least ...

    Oh, forget it. But if he had been hauled before Congress, he would surely have said "They don't call me Honest Abe for nothing. I cannot tell a lie. I did pop that tart's cherry with my chopper ."

    Replies: @El Dato, @Rob McX, @Reg Cæsar

    “I tried to deflect attention from the little affair with a Civil War. It actually worked!”

    Meanwhile, the NYT needs your help in a totally un-self-aware moment as irony blossoms like a cherry tree:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/17/technology/disinformation-tipsheet.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes

    “If You See Disinformation Ahead of the Midterms, We Want to Hear From You: As November’s midterm elections approach, The New York Times is looking for examples of online ads, posts and texts that contain political disinformation or false claims and are being deliberately spread on internet platforms to try to influence local, statewide, and federal elections.

    Times journalists are hoping to use your tips to advance our reporting. If you see a suspicious post or text, please take a screenshot and upload it with the form below.”

    I’m sure they will put it to good use.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @El Dato

    The comments about that notice are hysterically funny. Fake news? Look to yourself NYSlime is the opinion of most of the comments.

  98. Anon[103] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: The New York Times has just revealed that Rosentein talked about illegally taping Trump and tried to talk Trump’s cabinet into invoking the 25th amendment.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/21/us/politics/rod-rosenstein-wear-wire-25th-amendment.html

    My take: The NYT knows Rosey is going to be fired anyway after midterms, and realized the Mueller investigation is going down the tubes once things are declassified. So the NYT is doing this now in an attempt to create an uproar during the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings, hopefully stop Kavanaugh and rouse enough anti-Trump feeling from an immediate Rosey firing to flip the mid-term elections to the Dems. In other words, the scheming NYT is throwing Rosey to the wolves in an attempt to create a firestorm and get their side riled up. (And also get some page clicks).

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    @Anon

    Czech out the top-rated readers' comment under that article right now:


    Why would the Times publish something as irresponsible as this, at THIS point in time and force Trump's hand (egg him on, really) into firing Rosenstein?

    Isn't the news cycle full enough?

    We didn't need to know this. We need Rosenstein to stay precisely where he is. The Times and all other news organizations are as much citizens of this nation as their readers. This is irresponsible. Negligently so.

    Very bad judgment on the part of the editor.
     
    https://nyti.ms/2PXWk0h#permid=28696072
    , @Eagle Eye
    @Anon


    NYT OPENING: The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House ...
     
    Interesting NYT slip-up. The sentence does not work grammatically - who is "he"? - obviously due to a last-minute deletion.

    Luckily, the NYT's error allows us to reconstruct the sentence in the NYT's original manuscript which must have read:

    The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested TO COMEY? XXX? last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House ...
     

  99. @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    BTW, were WASPs of McCoy’s age actually named Sherman?
     
    Sure, as long as it was followed by a Roman numeral.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @ben tillman, @ben tillman

    A lot depends on whether they keep the “Tecumseh”.

  100. Apparently, Blasey’s lawyers are now claiming she can’t fly to DC because of her many problems due to her “sexual assault”.

    Do they not realize how ridiculous this makes her seem to normal people? She can’t fly, and needs extra doors in her home, because of being groped when she was 15?

    Are they really deadset on making her out to be the most neurotic person in America? Do they seriously believe that this will persuade normal people to believe her, instead of concluding she’s a complete nutcase?

    Do they think this is a Title IX investigation?

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    @candid_observer

    One of my brother's friends whacked me on the rear when I was 13 in front of another boy I liked.

    I need puppies!

  101. @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    Yes, those poor innocent naive Protestants, schnookered and outwitted by the tribalists! Isn't it strange that this is the same race that conquered a continent and won two world wars. Did something happen? Did the tribalists sneak hormones into the water supply? Lead poisoning cut down the IQ? Or maybe (see "Jim Crow") they were never really that into "universal values" to begin with and were as tribalist as anyone else?

    Justices of the Supreme Ct. are appointed by the POTUS, almost all of whom have been Protestants, and confirmed by a majority Protestant Senate.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Anon, @YetAnotherAnon, @bomag

    “Yes, those poor innocent naive Protestants, schnookered and outwitted by the tribalists! “

    A (relatively) monoethnic society which has developed a high-trust culture is always vulnerable when it’s no longer monoethnic, because incomers will take advantage of that trust.

    Even outside high-trust societies, incomers with ethnic solidarity combined with a higher IQ than the host society spell trouble for that host.

    Ask the Nizam of the Carnatic, the Marathas, the Nawab of Bengal, the last Mughals, the Sikh Empire. They weren’t beaten by the superior physical power of the incomers (there were never more than 50,000 British troops in a continent of 500 million) – they were beaten because the incomers could always (by whatever means) find and (higher IQ) organise allies on the ground. Or ask the Incas.

  102. @Desiderius
    @Jack D

    The betrayal was ostensibly internal*, the tribalists just took advantage of the resultant slaughter. Nothing against them, but the bragging is as unseemly as when the progtards do it.

    * - the perps were in most cases no longer Christian at all, let alone Protestant, but your average modern Protestant was slow to realize it or put much stock in it if they did.

    It has turned out to make all the difference.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @HallParvey

    Understand that the original protestation was because of the fact of corruption in the management of the Christian church of the time.
    Some thought that buying your way into heaven was not right. The selling of indulgences was wrong in the minds of the protesters.
    A First Class ticket on the Jesus express was only available to the rich.
    So, protestantism started out trying to make the church of the day adhere to the rules specified in it’s own rule book. Based on recent news stories, they failed.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @HallParvey

    What you just described was Luther. Calvin Knox and Henry 8 had entirely different reasons for their versions of Protestantism

    Replies: @Anonymous

  103. OT This is a potentially enormous story that is not getting a lot of attention.
    For years software and technology companies resisted SJW nonsense, not out of rightist convictions but meritocracy (recall that idiot nun club who would write corporate boards heckling them to hire minorities, and the tech executive who defiantly wrote back to them).
    Recently SJWs have made massive inroads into software companies, transparently as a way of eliminating political diversity, strengthening the establishment, and imposing requirements to conform independent of ability.
    Linux — a kernel that has a fringe consumer market, but an absolutely massive and central infrastructural and governmental footprint (it is no exaggeration to say that the internet runs on Linux) — has recently seen a huge coup for SJWs, with the ouster of its controversial author and namesake Linus Torvalds and the imposition of a draconian (and technologically irrelevant) set of rules all Linux code contributors must now agree to.
    However, Linux isn’t a corporate product like Microsoft Windows. It exemplifies anarchic and voluntary ideals. Dissatisfied coders are actually allowed to take their contribution and go home.
    With these event evemts, that is what they are now threatening to do.

    • Replies: @candid_observer
    @J.Ross

    The New Yorker has a story on this:

    https://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/after-years-of-abusive-e-mails-the-creator-of-linux-steps-aside

    It appears his main critic is "non-binary" -- but seemingly a transwoman.

    Always, Truth in Stereotype.

    Replies: @fish, @Anonymous, @Jack D, @J.Ross

    , @Anonymous
    @J.Ross

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/17/linus_torvalds_linux_apology_break/

    I don't know what's going on.

    Will Linux transform into Baizuix?

    Maybe a fork into Pepix will occur?

    The new "Contributor Covenant" is quite the pink-haired stuff. When the GNU License doesn't suffice, things are dicey:

    https://www.contributor-covenant.org/

    Notable bollocks by the international proletarix criticism society:


    Enforcement

    Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the project team at [INSERT EMAIL ADDRESS]. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The project team is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

    Project maintainers who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other members of the project’s leadership.

     

    What are they gonna do? Yell at people?

    Created by:

    https://where.coraline.codes/

    "Coraline Ada Ehmke: Notable Rubyist, Nefarious Code Witch, And Notorious Social Justice Warrior"

     

    "I started my gender transition in March of 2014. I am very public about my journey in the hopes that I can make the way easier for those who come after me."

     

    This will end in an event worse than Reiser dumping his girlfriend into the desert.

    Xe's against meritocracy:

    http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Meritocracy


    Marginalized people also suffer some of the unintended consequences of dogmatic insistence on meritocratic principles of governance. Studies have shown that organizational cultures that value meritocracy often result in greater inequality. People with “merit” are often excused for their bad behavior in public spaces based on the value of their technical contributions. Meritocracy also naively assumes a level playing field, in which everyone has access to the same resources, free time, and common life experiences to draw upon. These factors and more make contributing to open source a daunting prospect for many people, especially women and other underrepresented people.
     
    Confused thinking, bad concepts, ambiguous generalizations, weird leveling towards the bottom in apparent effort to lift everyones boat "equally".

    The journal article "The Paradox of Meritocracy in Organizations" empirically confirms the hypothesis that an organizational culture which promotes meritocracy results in greater inequality.

     

    Adopters of this (I can't imagine what it means to "adopt" this; there is nothing actionable in there)

    https://www.contributor-covenant.org/adopters

    Yes, this stinks.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    , @Anonymous
    @J.Ross

    Code of Conduct:


    Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

    * Using welcoming and inclusive language
    * Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
    * Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
    * Focusing on what is best for the community
    * Showing empathy towards other community members
     
    I wonder whether Poettering will change his passive-aggressive "I know best and don't you forget" ways.
    , @Desiderius
    @J.Ross

    “anarchic”

    Offing your top dog seems the epitome of anarchy. Careful what you wish for.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    , @Hippopotamusdrome
    @J.Ross

    Excerpts from an interview of the author of the Linux kernel's new Code of Conduct:



    Code and Witchcraft with Coraline Ada Ehmke
    ...
    I write code and I’m literally a witch. ... I did Golden Dawn. I did Thelema. ... And my data model is based on Kabbalah. ... The ancient Jewish mystic tradition. ... So, code is definitely magic. ... I had a lot of impact with my writing in terms of my Egyptian magic. ... A really interesting idea from ... Aleister Crowley’s magical system is this idea of thought forms. ... definitely related to programming, because thought forms are basically the embodiment of a desire or an idea ...

     

    Replies: @EH

    , @27 year old
    @J.Ross


    Dissatisfied coders are actually allowed to take their contribution and go home.
    With these event evemts, that is what they are now threatening to do.
     
    They will do this and the internet will run on something else

    Maybe everything will move to Urbit

    Extremely unlikely that will get converged
  104. @Jonathan Mason

    “Did y’all hear this latest late-breaking news on the Kavanaugh hearings?” Rep. Ralph Norman (R) asked the audience at a Kiwanis Club in Rock Hill, S.C., referring to the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out saying she was groped by Abraham Lincoln.”
     
    Amazing how people don't get the joke. Outrage from several politician because sexual assault is no joke. But the joke is about age, not sexual assault.

    Abraham Lincoln, who was the 16th President of the United (almost Untied) States of America died about 150 years ago, so if he groped Justice Ginsburg, she must be at least ...

    Oh, forget it. But if he had been hauled before Congress, he would surely have said "They don't call me Honest Abe for nothing. I cannot tell a lie. I did pop that tart's cherry with my chopper ."

    Replies: @El Dato, @Rob McX, @Reg Cæsar

    Ruth was groped by Norman Bates.

    • LOL: Cortes
  105. @Jonathan Mason

    “Did y’all hear this latest late-breaking news on the Kavanaugh hearings?” Rep. Ralph Norman (R) asked the audience at a Kiwanis Club in Rock Hill, S.C., referring to the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out saying she was groped by Abraham Lincoln.”
     
    Amazing how people don't get the joke. Outrage from several politician because sexual assault is no joke. But the joke is about age, not sexual assault.

    Abraham Lincoln, who was the 16th President of the United (almost Untied) States of America died about 150 years ago, so if he groped Justice Ginsburg, she must be at least ...

    Oh, forget it. But if he had been hauled before Congress, he would surely have said "They don't call me Honest Abe for nothing. I cannot tell a lie. I did pop that tart's cherry with my chopper ."

    Replies: @El Dato, @Rob McX, @Reg Cæsar

    Oh, forget it. But if he had been hauled before Congress, he would surely have said “They don’t call me Honest Abe for nothing. I cannot tell a lie. I did pop that tart’s cherry with my chopper .”

    Him, or that fellow who shared a house and bed with him for years.

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
    @Reg Cæsar

    Abe Lincoln was a homosexual drug addict who single-handedly started the War Of Northern Aggression.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  106. @Reg Cæsar
    @Jonathan Mason


    Oh, forget it. But if he had been hauled before Congress, he would surely have said “They don’t call me Honest Abe for nothing. I cannot tell a lie. I did pop that tart’s cherry with my chopper .”

     

    Him, or that fellow who shared a house and bed with him for years.

    Replies: @Charles Pewitt

    Abe Lincoln was a homosexual drug addict who single-handedly started the War Of Northern Aggression.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Charles Pewitt


    Abe Lincoln was a homosexual drug addict who single-handedly started the War Of Northern Aggression.

     

    Lincoln was obviously clinically insane. He thought keeping rednecks and their beloved Negro pets in the Union was worth fighting for.

    Any sane leader would have sought to kick them out. As in the "grand apartheid" South Africans never quite got around to.
  107. @Elmer T. Jones
    Lib websites are playing up the white man angle but none are considering that lowering the burden of proof for sexual assault will put more African American men of color behind bars.

    Replies: @bomag, @David In TN, @Alden

    will put more African American men of color [away]

    I’ve wondered about this. They have some immunity ’cause racism, but it did ensnare Cosby; but he’d been saying some “wrong” things, so I dunno.

  108. Anonymous[402] • Disclaimer says:

    Kavanaugh may secretly be a camp guard who just looks younger than he is. Camp survivor, grope survivor — it’s all survivor, all the time.

    Trump fuels the outrage fire:

    “I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!”

    This just going too far.

    Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said Friday she was “appalled” by President Trump’s tweet belittling the woman who accused his Supreme Court nominee of sexually assaulting her.

  109. @Jack D
    @Anon

    Hebrew is not at all easy for English speakers to study (not as bad as Arabic but much worse than Spanish). Aside from the different alphabet and almost total lack of cognates, the grammatical structure (based on stringing together prefixes and suffixes onto triliteral roots) is quite different from English so that translation is not at all easy. And modern Hebrew is written mstly wtht vwls which doesn't make reading any easier.

    Replies: @FPD72

    I agree completely. I studied both Greek and Hebrew in school and Hebrew was by far the more difficult of the two, for the reasons you gave. And when you consider all of the irregular Hebrew verbs, it isn’t even close.

    • Replies: @candid_observer
    @FPD72

    I think it's generally accepted that the deeper the evolutionary divergence between two languages, the harder it is for a speaker of one language to learn the other.

    Greek is Indo-European. Hebrew is not.

    Replies: @Desiderius

  110. @J.Ross
    OT This is a potentially enormous story that is not getting a lot of attention.
    For years software and technology companies resisted SJW nonsense, not out of rightist convictions but meritocracy (recall that idiot nun club who would write corporate boards heckling them to hire minorities, and the tech executive who defiantly wrote back to them).
    Recently SJWs have made massive inroads into software companies, transparently as a way of eliminating political diversity, strengthening the establishment, and imposing requirements to conform independent of ability.
    Linux -- a kernel that has a fringe consumer market, but an absolutely massive and central infrastructural and governmental footprint (it is no exaggeration to say that the internet runs on Linux) -- has recently seen a huge coup for SJWs, with the ouster of its controversial author and namesake Linus Torvalds and the imposition of a draconian (and technologically irrelevant) set of rules all Linux code contributors must now agree to.
    However, Linux isn't a corporate product like Microsoft Windows. It exemplifies anarchic and voluntary ideals. Dissatisfied coders are actually allowed to take their contribution and go home.
    With these event evemts, that is what they are now threatening to do.

    Replies: @candid_observer, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @Desiderius, @Hippopotamusdrome, @27 year old

    The New Yorker has a story on this:

    https://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/after-years-of-abusive-e-mails-the-creator-of-linux-steps-aside

    It appears his main critic is “non-binary” — but seemingly a transwoman.

    Always, Truth in Stereotype.

    • Replies: @fish
    @candid_observer


    It appears his main critic is “non-binary” — but seemingly a transwoman.
     
    Coraline Ada Emkhe.....!


    (Question for the assembled......if you knew (before) that you were going to look little more than a middle aged guy with really bad hair and make up after your transition

    https://geekgirlrising.com/geekgirls/coraline-ada-ehmke/

    ......would you go through with it or would you just suck it up with the plumbing you were originally issued?)

    Replies: @Cagey Beast

    , @Anonymous
    @candid_observer

    The use of the "they" pronoun is really grating.



    Torvalds, by contrast, long resisted the idea that the Linux programming team needed to become more diverse, just as he resisted calls to tone down his language. In 2015, Sharp advocated for a first-ever code of conduct for Linux developers. At a minimum, they hoped for a code that would ban doxxing—the releasing of personal information online to foment harassment—and threats of violence in the community. Instead, Torvalds accepted a programming fix provocatively titled “Code of Conflict,” which created a mechanism for filing complaints more generally. In the three years since then, no developers have been disciplined for abusive comments. Sharp, who was employed by Intel at the time, said they carefully avoided Linux kernel work thereafter.
     
    But Sage Sharp is not the same xerson as Coraline Ada Ehmke ... so now we have already two transitioners.

    Linus used to work on the "Transmeta" processor back in '00, which then got legally rogered to death by Intel ... that was an omen.
    , @Jack D
    @candid_observer

    Torvalds was an equal opportunity abuser in the drill sergeant mold - he abused everyone and 90% of his abuse was direct at men because 90% of Linux developers are men (most women are not stupid or 'spergy enough to spend their time coding for free). He said he was abusive because basically the entire modern world runs on Linux and the stakes are extremely high - one mistake in the code base and you could mess up everything from a nuclear plant to your toaster and it might take thousands of man-hours and untold treasure to undo your mess. He did not suffer fools gladly. But abusing little delicate female flowers (and even less trans-flowers) is an unforgivable sin.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Lot

    , @J.Ross
    @candid_observer

    It could also be said that the New Yorker is leading the charge on one side of it. There is massive noise in chatrooms and online forums to the effect that Linux coders, who saw themselves as largely safe from the politicizing of tech, are very angry about this, and are looking to make a demonstration.

  111. Anonymous[157] • Disclaimer says:
    @James Braxton
    If Kavanaugh had been arrested, tried, and convicted of this made up incident, the court records would have been sealed and expunged because he would have been a juvenile. The expungement would give you a legal right to deny it ever happened.

    Government background investigations do not go in to criminal activity before age 18 for this reason.

    They never should have given this crazy lady the time of day.

    Replies: @cthulhu, @Anonymous, @Karl

    Even sealed and expunged records apparently are not completely so. One local guy was telling a story how his son was a little over the alcohol limit and had a car crash that in Kansas made him a felon. They got it expunged, he voted, he buys guns on a 4473, he gets a liquor license in KCMO, no problems.

    Then he applies for a job at the bomb plant-Honeywell FM&T, where all the non fissionable parts for US, and some stuff for the Brits, are made. All hell broke loose. Not only is he not getting the job, he narrowly avoided getting charged with some false statements to the government bullshit.

  112. Anonymous[402] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross
    OT This is a potentially enormous story that is not getting a lot of attention.
    For years software and technology companies resisted SJW nonsense, not out of rightist convictions but meritocracy (recall that idiot nun club who would write corporate boards heckling them to hire minorities, and the tech executive who defiantly wrote back to them).
    Recently SJWs have made massive inroads into software companies, transparently as a way of eliminating political diversity, strengthening the establishment, and imposing requirements to conform independent of ability.
    Linux -- a kernel that has a fringe consumer market, but an absolutely massive and central infrastructural and governmental footprint (it is no exaggeration to say that the internet runs on Linux) -- has recently seen a huge coup for SJWs, with the ouster of its controversial author and namesake Linus Torvalds and the imposition of a draconian (and technologically irrelevant) set of rules all Linux code contributors must now agree to.
    However, Linux isn't a corporate product like Microsoft Windows. It exemplifies anarchic and voluntary ideals. Dissatisfied coders are actually allowed to take their contribution and go home.
    With these event evemts, that is what they are now threatening to do.

    Replies: @candid_observer, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @Desiderius, @Hippopotamusdrome, @27 year old

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/17/linus_torvalds_linux_apology_break/

    I don’t know what’s going on.

    Will Linux transform into Baizuix?

    Maybe a fork into Pepix will occur?

    The new “Contributor Covenant” is quite the pink-haired stuff. When the GNU License doesn’t suffice, things are dicey:

    https://www.contributor-covenant.org/

    Notable bollocks by the international proletarix criticism society:

    Enforcement

    Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the project team at [INSERT EMAIL ADDRESS]. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The project team is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

    Project maintainers who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other members of the project’s leadership.

    What are they gonna do? Yell at people?

    Created by:

    https://where.coraline.codes/

    “Coraline Ada Ehmke: Notable Rubyist, Nefarious Code Witch, And Notorious Social Justice Warrior”

    “I started my gender transition in March of 2014. I am very public about my journey in the hopes that I can make the way easier for those who come after me.”

    This will end in an event worse than Reiser dumping his girlfriend into the desert.

    Xe’s against meritocracy:

    http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Meritocracy

    Marginalized people also suffer some of the unintended consequences of dogmatic insistence on meritocratic principles of governance. Studies have shown that organizational cultures that value meritocracy often result in greater inequality. People with “merit” are often excused for their bad behavior in public spaces based on the value of their technical contributions. Meritocracy also naively assumes a level playing field, in which everyone has access to the same resources, free time, and common life experiences to draw upon. These factors and more make contributing to open source a daunting prospect for many people, especially women and other underrepresented people.

    Confused thinking, bad concepts, ambiguous generalizations, weird leveling towards the bottom in apparent effort to lift everyones boat “equally”.

    The journal article “The Paradox of Meritocracy in Organizations” empirically confirms the hypothesis that an organizational culture which promotes meritocracy results in greater inequality.

    Adopters of this (I can’t imagine what it means to “adopt” this; there is nothing actionable in there)

    https://www.contributor-covenant.org/adopters

    Yes, this stinks.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Anonymous

    Does anyone actually know what major application or algorithm that Xiss Coraline has actually coded?

  113. has no one figured out that “Dr. Ford” is really the Beckey of all Beckies? She’s a privleged white princess from the haute bourgie ‘burbs who can conceive of nothing beyond her own comfort and prejudices. She assumes all arrangements must be made to her interests and that she will be the center of all attention, her wishes that formation of all mandates. That she is destroying western civilization is of no matter to her; more important that she drive a beamer, dress Talbott’s, and be thought of as eternally virtuous and cute.

  114. @Anon
    OT: The New York Times has just revealed that Rosentein talked about illegally taping Trump and tried to talk Trump's cabinet into invoking the 25th amendment.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/21/us/politics/rod-rosenstein-wear-wire-25th-amendment.html

    My take: The NYT knows Rosey is going to be fired anyway after midterms, and realized the Mueller investigation is going down the tubes once things are declassified. So the NYT is doing this now in an attempt to create an uproar during the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings, hopefully stop Kavanaugh and rouse enough anti-Trump feeling from an immediate Rosey firing to flip the mid-term elections to the Dems. In other words, the scheming NYT is throwing Rosey to the wolves in an attempt to create a firestorm and get their side riled up. (And also get some page clicks).

    Replies: @Cagey Beast, @Eagle Eye

    Czech out the top-rated readers’ comment under that article right now:

    Why would the Times publish something as irresponsible as this, at THIS point in time and force Trump’s hand (egg him on, really) into firing Rosenstein?

    Isn’t the news cycle full enough?

    We didn’t need to know this. We need Rosenstein to stay precisely where he is. The Times and all other news organizations are as much citizens of this nation as their readers. This is irresponsible. Negligently so.

    Very bad judgment on the part of the editor.

    https://nyti.ms/2PXWk0h#permid=28696072

  115. Anonymous[402] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross
    OT This is a potentially enormous story that is not getting a lot of attention.
    For years software and technology companies resisted SJW nonsense, not out of rightist convictions but meritocracy (recall that idiot nun club who would write corporate boards heckling them to hire minorities, and the tech executive who defiantly wrote back to them).
    Recently SJWs have made massive inroads into software companies, transparently as a way of eliminating political diversity, strengthening the establishment, and imposing requirements to conform independent of ability.
    Linux -- a kernel that has a fringe consumer market, but an absolutely massive and central infrastructural and governmental footprint (it is no exaggeration to say that the internet runs on Linux) -- has recently seen a huge coup for SJWs, with the ouster of its controversial author and namesake Linus Torvalds and the imposition of a draconian (and technologically irrelevant) set of rules all Linux code contributors must now agree to.
    However, Linux isn't a corporate product like Microsoft Windows. It exemplifies anarchic and voluntary ideals. Dissatisfied coders are actually allowed to take their contribution and go home.
    With these event evemts, that is what they are now threatening to do.

    Replies: @candid_observer, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @Desiderius, @Hippopotamusdrome, @27 year old

    Code of Conduct:

    Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

    * Using welcoming and inclusive language
    * Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
    * Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
    * Focusing on what is best for the community
    * Showing empathy towards other community members

    I wonder whether Poettering will change his passive-aggressive “I know best and don’t you forget” ways.

  116. @Anon
    @fish

    Wow! Haven't heard of that one for years. Read about the Church of Eu in NYPress back in the last century.

    Replies: @fish

    Yeah…it’s a dated comparison but both of the shims looked just so much like men playing dress up it triggered me!

  117. What’s missing from the Kavanaugh story are the little things that made Bonfire a window into its world, like descriptions of the social butterflies who needed limos to take them to events because simply walking or other modes of travel would have ruined their multi-thousand dollar dresses, or Sherman doing the mental aritmetic of the obscene amount he had to bring in just to cover the obscene amounts he had to shell out just to have a seat in the game. By contrast, DC is rather chicken-scratch.

  118. @candid_observer
    @J.Ross

    The New Yorker has a story on this:

    https://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/after-years-of-abusive-e-mails-the-creator-of-linux-steps-aside

    It appears his main critic is "non-binary" -- but seemingly a transwoman.

    Always, Truth in Stereotype.

    Replies: @fish, @Anonymous, @Jack D, @J.Ross

    It appears his main critic is “non-binary” — but seemingly a transwoman.

    Coraline Ada Emkhe…..!

    (Question for the assembled……if you knew (before) that you were going to look little more than a middle aged guy with really bad hair and make up after your transition

    https://geekgirlrising.com/geekgirls/coraline-ada-ehmke/

    ……would you go through with it or would you just suck it up with the plumbing you were originally issued?)

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    @fish

    Coraline Ada Emkhe…..!

    Oh Jeez! That's the creature who almost single-handedly made the Ruby programming language feel sordid and unclean. Trannies kill everything they touch.

  119. We get it, you’ve read Tom Wolfe.

  120. @Obsessive Contrarian
    ", the district attorney, that was publicity-mad by nature. …"

    In them days, yes, now, no.

    Can anybody name off-hand who is the current NY County DA is?

    I can't.

    No cheating.

    (I looked it up, not telling, but I honestly didn't know who the Manhattan DA is.)

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @Jack D

    Weiss was the Bronx DA.

    This doesn’t doesn’t quite map over to the New York (Manhattan) DA, for two reasons. The first is New York wasn’t as desperate for a great white defendant because it covered Wall Street, got to prosecute white collar criminals, and didn’t have a voter base as NAM as the Bronx.

    The second is the man who was the NY DA when Wolfe wrote the book had a lock on the job, and was the scion of one of the most elite families in New York.

  121. @Jack D
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    I and most of my peers (many of us bright boys and girls) never made a serious study of Hebrew. The best depiction I have seen is in the movie "A Serious Man" - this is exactly how it was. Hebrew was taught (poorly) by shuffling old men and women who didn't really know how to teach, to kids who were not really that interested in the subject matter. (The Orthodox take Hebrew instruction much more seriously).

    In general, language instruction in the US is joke. My daughter came out of private HS able to analyze the poetry of Cervantes in an essay but unable to order a taco in a Mexican restaurant. She finally got some decent instruction in conversational Spanish in college but I think she learned more in a couple of semesters than she had in 6 years.

    Replies: @Hunsdon

    DLI remains an exception to the rule. But the price of tuition is higher than most would be willing to pay. (In today’s world, I’d sign up for Middlebury, maybe.)

  122. @dvorak
    @Black Agnes


    They have a new definition for Fascism that I didn’t get the memo for.
     
    Go attend a Ben Shapiro event leave us alone.

    Replies: @Lagertha, @Black Agnes

    Go attend a Ben Shapiro event leave us alone.

    That’s supposed to be an insult, newbie?

    I guess Tiny Duck was busy today.

  123. OT: MIT says the number of illegals in the USA is 22+ million. Deport them all now.

    https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/21/mit-study-illegal-immigrants-double/

  124. @cthulhu
    @James Braxton

    Depends on the kind of investigation. If you have to take a polygraph, lots of things aren’t off limits anymore. I knew someone who flunked a poly because in the interview section of the exam (before they hook you up to the machine), he was asked about his juvenile record, got pissed because “that’s sealed!”, wouldn’t answer the questions, and was summarily bounced. Lost his clearance and was no longer employable at his position.

    Replies: @James Braxton

    I think that person just made something up to justify failing the polygraph.

  125. Anonymous[402] • Disclaimer says:
    @candid_observer
    @J.Ross

    The New Yorker has a story on this:

    https://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/after-years-of-abusive-e-mails-the-creator-of-linux-steps-aside

    It appears his main critic is "non-binary" -- but seemingly a transwoman.

    Always, Truth in Stereotype.

    Replies: @fish, @Anonymous, @Jack D, @J.Ross

    The use of the “they” pronoun is really grating.

    Torvalds, by contrast, long resisted the idea that the Linux programming team needed to become more diverse, just as he resisted calls to tone down his language. In 2015, Sharp advocated for a first-ever code of conduct for Linux developers. At a minimum, they hoped for a code that would ban doxxing—the releasing of personal information online to foment harassment—and threats of violence in the community. Instead, Torvalds accepted a programming fix provocatively titled “Code of Conflict,” which created a mechanism for filing complaints more generally. In the three years since then, no developers have been disciplined for abusive comments. Sharp, who was employed by Intel at the time, said they carefully avoided Linux kernel work thereafter.

    But Sage Sharp is not the same xerson as Coraline Ada Ehmke … so now we have already two transitioners.

    Linus used to work on the “Transmeta” processor back in ’00, which then got legally rogered to death by Intel … that was an omen.

  126. How do we know it wasn’t former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that was somehow involved in the remembered or misremembered possible incident recounted by Box Wine Resistance leader Christine Blasey Ford?

  127. @Jonathan Mason
    @Jack D


    In addition, a lot of what we think of as female beauty is not “natural” but is the product of elaborate grooming rituals.
     
    At last someone other than myself who recognizes this. Affluent women look good, because they have expensive hair styling, dentistry, clothes, gym memberships, cosmetics, plastic surgery, good nutrition, and contraception.

    Poor women may look hot when they are young, if they have good genes, but childbearing, loss of teeth, cigarettes, booze, and poor nutrition usually takes its toll before the age of 30.

    One would expect senior law students for the most part to have access to some parental or spousal funds sufficient to make themselves presentable for a job interview, and enough intelligence to know what it means to be professional, without going too far.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K2TrZb2pIo

    Replies: @Art Deco, @anonymous, @Alden, @Alden

    Poor women may look hot when they are young, if they have good genes, but childbearing, loss of teeth, cigarettes, booze, and poor nutrition usually takes its toll before the age of 30.

    From what part of Britain are you writing? People of all classes in this country born after about 1960 have satisfactory teeth with few exceptions. Perhaps 15% of the adult population smokes cigarettes. Alcoholics account for < 10% of the adult population. Women who look rotten in this country (over and above the skin damage you see with aging) do so because of excess weight, bad haircuts and hair care, and wretched taste in clothes &c.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Art Deco


    Women who look rotten in this country (over and above the skin damage you see with aging) do so because of excess weight, bad haircuts and hair care, and wretched taste in clothes &c.
     
    Too bad that this describes most women. Over 2/3 of all American women are either overweight or obese. Drug abuse doesn't do much for your looks either.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    , @Lot
    @Art Deco

    Even now, and adjusting for class, white Americans have noticeably better teeth than Englishmen.

    Replies: @anon

    , @Jonathan Mason
    @Art Deco


    From what part of Britain are you writing?
     
    I am writing from the part of Britain called rural North Florida. However my remarks apply to women in all parts of the world, first, second, and third.

    Have you ever heard of meth mouth?

    http://www.deltadentalidblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/meth-mouth.jpg

    Probably would not get hired in Judge Kavanaugh's chambers.

    Replies: @Rosamond Vincy, @Art Deco

  128. @Anon
    @Jack D

    "Isn’t it strange that this is the same race that conquered a continent and won two world wars. Did something happen?"

    How did this body wind up crushed on the pavement? He was just fine all the way down, smiling and waving. Something unprecedented must have happened to him so as to alter the natural course. What could have it been?

    Replies: @Jack D

    I’m not following your little allegory. Was the WASP race pushed out the window (or perhaps “stabbed in the back” to coin a phrase) by the tribalists, and if so, how did they get so weak that they allowed someone to sneak up on them and do this? Or did they jump on their own?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Jack D

    Let’s just say that the top and the middle fell out of step.

  129. I just did something I should not do. I looked down the comments section of the NYT and the most liked comments were full of comments about “white male privilege”.

    The fact that there is no proof doesn’t worry them. They hate us. That’s all they need to know.

    I used to be a university lecturer and so I know that people like this are common in academia, but in my day-to-day life in New Zealand, I rarely if ever meet them.

    If these people are as common in the US as they seem to be, it’s time you stopped worrying about elections and simply got on with your civil war.

    The NYT readership love to describe half the population as vermin to be crushed. The Redneck Airforce should not have any qualms about carpet-bombing Portland. Liberal feminists would do exactly the same thing to you, and it would tickle them down under to watch.

    Then, if they are on the winning side, they can realise their dream of living under sharia law where the prettier girls are made to cover up so they don’t look bad.

    Being made to live in a bin liner is a small price to pay.

    • Replies: @L Woods
    @22pp22

    The “redneck Air Force” is staffed at the top by lesbians, diversicrats and cuckolds. I wouldn’t get your hopes up.

  130. @Jonathan Mason
    @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)

    Interestingly in all Germanic languages, including English, the words 'white' and 'wheat' come from the same root.

    There are many expressions that use the word 'white', as an adjective, such as
    White way
    White lie
    White Christmas
    White House
    White Russian
    White dwarf
    White witch.
    White knight (benefactor, or chess piece)
    Great white hope
    Carte blanche is a French expression used in English.

    As a noun, White usually means part of an egg (actually clear in color when raw), a shade of paint, or a person of European extraction with light skin.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Interestingly in all Germanic languages, including English, the words ‘white’ and ‘wheat’ come from the same root.

    Because the grain, when ground, produces white colored flour in comparison to other Northern grains such as barley and rye. So that wheat beer is also white beer is no coincidence.

  131. @candid_observer
    @J.Ross

    The New Yorker has a story on this:

    https://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/after-years-of-abusive-e-mails-the-creator-of-linux-steps-aside

    It appears his main critic is "non-binary" -- but seemingly a transwoman.

    Always, Truth in Stereotype.

    Replies: @fish, @Anonymous, @Jack D, @J.Ross

    Torvalds was an equal opportunity abuser in the drill sergeant mold – he abused everyone and 90% of his abuse was direct at men because 90% of Linux developers are men (most women are not stupid or ‘spergy enough to spend their time coding for free). He said he was abusive because basically the entire modern world runs on Linux and the stakes are extremely high – one mistake in the code base and you could mess up everything from a nuclear plant to your toaster and it might take thousands of man-hours and untold treasure to undo your mess. He did not suffer fools gladly. But abusing little delicate female flowers (and even less trans-flowers) is an unforgivable sin.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    I can assure you that Linux is not running nuclear plants.

    Actually it is not running anything that is safety-relevant.

    But it's great for anything else.

    You are right about the one code line, but you can be sure that the kernel is full of bugs as yet undected.

    Here is a backdoor from 2003: https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2013/10/09/the-linux-backdoor-attempt-of-2003/

    if ((options == (__WCLONE|__WALL)) && (current->uid = 0)) retval = -EINVAL;

    Immediate takeover.

    That "=" should be "=="; C sucks that way.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Carbon blob

    , @Lot
    @Jack D

    "because 90% of Linux developers are men"

    And 90% of the remainder were born men!

  132. anon[226] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    @anon

    Most cops are remarkably blase about whom they send to prison for a crime - the important thing is the clearance rate. Some other guy actually confessed to the murder that they pinned on Dixon but since they already had Dixon down they told the other guy to get lost.

    I think one of the reasons that they are so blase (aside from not really giving a damn about anything other than collecting their pensions ASAP) is that they know that most of the folks that they deal with are amply guilty of other crimes for which they have not been convicted - either they have gotten clean away or there is insufficient proof to convict. For every crime they are tried for, they have probably committed 10 other crimes that they have gotten away with (maybe less serious ones than murder). There are some rare cases where a choir boy is wrongly accused but usually those who are convicted are immersed in the criminal milieu and have done all sorts of things before.

    Not clear to me why Dixon was not also guilty of the murder under the "felony murder" rule, regardless of whether he was the shooter. I'm not fully familiar with the facts of the case but it appears that he gave his accomplice a gun and together they drove to confront the victim - presumably the purpose of their visit was not to discuss the relative merits of Merion vs. Augusta National. According to the DA, Dixon was "an up-and-coming drug dealer in the city of Buffalo" at the time of the shooting and Scott (the shooter) was Dixon's bodyguard.

    Replies: @anon

    True that. There is a shortage of black victims who weren’t victimized by blacks or have an overwhelming and unsympathetic criminal background. Like Dixon. They couldn’t even get through the ‘technically’ innocent story without mentioning his background for those few who read through to the end. Sympathetic blacks killed by cops? Count on the fingers of one hand per year. One reason why they aren’t letting go of the Dallas cop who shot the guy in his own apartment. They can’t let a rare opportunity pass without acting up. Never mind that no one supports the cop.

    Meanwhile…the great white whale is put under a microscope. My white suburb has law and order. Excess cops and broken windows enforcement. Starting with traffic stops. On the other hand, I would expect no mercy on any violation in the city, or Federal offense, like taxes or white collar crime. Unfair, but it is usually easier to conform to the law.In a former job, there was theoretical exposure to anti competitive behavior. There were plenty of mechanisms to avoid exposure.

  133. @Obsessive Contrarian
    ", the district attorney, that was publicity-mad by nature. …"

    In them days, yes, now, no.

    Can anybody name off-hand who is the current NY County DA is?

    I can't.

    No cheating.

    (I looked it up, not telling, but I honestly didn't know who the Manhattan DA is.)

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @Jack D

    The Manhattan DA is Cyrus Vance, Jr., son of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance. The DA before that (for 36 years) was Robert Morgenthau, son of FDR Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr. Thank God that we live in a meritocracy and do not have a hereditary elite in this country.

    • Replies: @Olorin
    @Jack D

    How is a "hereditary elite" to be avoided when "merit" is genetically determined and transmitted?

    , @Dan Hayes
    @Jack D

    Jack D:

    Frank Hogan was the meritocratic predecessor of these two useless NYC establishmentarians. Hogan rightfully and deservedly earned the sobriquet Mr DA.

    Unlike his successors, Hogan earned the respect of cops on the beat as well as law-enforcement Assistant District Attorneys!

    , @anon
    @Jack D


    Thank God that we live in a meritocracy and do not have a hereditary elite in this country.
     
    That’s because we don’t have a class system.
    , @David In TN
    @Jack D

    I knew Cyrus Vance Jr. had replaced Morgenthau as the Manhattan DA from the publicity he received in the 2011 Dominique Strauss-Kahn Affair.

    , @Obsessive Contrarian
    @Jack D

    My point wasn't to test your knowledge but to illustrate that Wolfe was wrong about the publicity hound business.

    Wolfe got a lot of things wrong.

  134. @Tyrion 2
    @Steve Sailer

    That sounds like a lot of foreign policy journalism. Highly-educated, self-righteous but naive journalists being told by somewhat cunning and manipulative individuals what they want to hear.

    Replies: @Olorin

    You’d have to live and do business in Philly and be a Penn alumnus with a mess of Jewish friends to comprehend how accurate this is where Sabrina Rubin Erdeley was concerned.

    The “foreign policy” in question there is a quintessential form of anti-Americanism by people who occupy the US but are not loyal to it. Their “foreign policy” is anti-white and anti-male, expressed as hostility to every institution, practice, creation, idea, or expression of anything white or male. Including–especially–its founders and their descendants.

    Of which the University of Virginia is one of the whitest and malest and most foundatinally American.

    (Penn had been conquered long before. Sabrina Rubin knew it. I wouldn’t call her “naive,” however. Quite the contrary. She instinctively knew how to spin slanderous tales against white Americans of founding stock. Her entire resume of major magazine stories was about that–suburban moms with heroin addictions, whore moms selling themselves, innocent brown victims of priestly rape. Her supposedly innocent acceptance of Jackie Coakley’s garrulous demented BS was not naivete. It was an established, proven journalistic way of turning drek into gelt. All you have to do is pretend to believe and avoid asking questions that would decloak the scam. You don’t want truth, you want eyeballs for your retcon.)

    And what do UVA fraternities produce? Mating opportunities between the best and brightest…and in many cases, infuriatingly whitest. It’s not a game everyone gets to play. It’s a game that has crucial, and foundational, lifelong effects for those who do, and who play it well.

    Jackie Coakley herself said (in the Dean Eramo trial IIRC) that the “sexual assault survivors group” was, for her, the equivalent of a sorority. Which in her mind meant a bunch of gals who got together to be emotional and fragile. Which, if you’ve ever had anything to do with founding-stock-university sorority circles, you know to be the opposite of what they’re about.

    Jackie Coakley was clearly not the kind of gal the Blonde Beast frat brothers of Sabrina Rubin’s fevered imagination would want to wed. Though they might bed her if she arrived at that interaction signalling a willingness to be so used. Or without appropriate instruction in how to conduct herself respectfully or, conversely, with no respect but cold social machination leading to prenup, temporary marriage, and lucrative divorce.

    And thus Jackie Coakley was not the kind of gal the sororities would rush. She had to know it. Even homely and gawky and unpopular girls know to the Nth degree precisely their place in the social order…and what attentions they can and cannot expect as a result.

    It’s just so unfair!

    The MSM have inserted themselves as the Old Faithful of attention, spouting whatever overheated and steamy nonsense can be monetarized. Truth doesn’t matter. Only clicks do.

    And votes–bearing in mind that all this is being spouted because it is an election year and the Democrats got nuthin’ as a platform and are flailing about trying to keep the faithful riled up By Any Means Necessary.

    IIRC Mark Zuckerberg was planning to engineer the overlap of those two expressive realms (election voting via Facebook/online engine) in the days when Queen Hillary’s coronation was a 98.1% sure thing. The apotheosis of demos. Female gossip and hysteria replacing politikos. Citizenship as payola. The permanent high-tech overclass farming the goyim forever. Never mind Big Brother–the cattle will pay enthusiastically to place the boot on their own face, in return for a 24/7 feed of prurient thrills and ads for exciting new shiny things.

    • Agree: Dtbb
    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    @Olorin

    There are cynical charalatans and there is a mass of true believers, but I've never come across Jewish anti-white animus even as I've in-person accused fellow Jews of such to try to shock them out of their new religion.

    From me, such an accusation is a digestible shock, from you any Jew hearing it will merely take it that it is actually you who hates them. That is the natural reaction when people are wrongly accused of being wild with hate. This is also why many people in the West are under the impression that their elites detest them.

    Erdely is a true believer just as Ezra Klein is a Tartuffian charlatan. Among non-Jewish Western cosmopolitan elites, the split down is exactly the same. Basically none hate whites qua whites. Many snobbishly look down on Southerners. A smaller proportion have some resentment of upper class WASPy types. The same might be said, thpugh probably even more so, of the Irish or other white ethnics. It is a form of snobbery too.

    Anyway TLDR, I realise the above is a bit of a ramble. Erdely spoke to Coakely just as she would an Afghan warlord, and Coakley spoke back just as an Afghan warlord would. That is they would spin the tale that would get them maximum attention/resources and Erdely would listen as if it were a core morality play of her new progressive religion - because these things are the morality play of the new progressive religion. And that religion has got very little to do with Judaism, even if you find many Jewish converts to it.

    Insinuating a secret anti-white hatred from people who basically all consider themselves white is silly...and counter-productive.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Olorin

  135. @Anthony Wayne
    PredictIt’s most popular contracts currently are all regarding the number of votes for Kavanaugh. I’d like to be able to prospect on whether Ford will show at all, but nobody seems to be offering it.

    Replies: @Lot

    But on her showing on not showing indirectly with the 49 or less contract.

  136. @Jack D
    @Obsessive Contrarian

    The Manhattan DA is Cyrus Vance, Jr., son of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance. The DA before that (for 36 years) was Robert Morgenthau, son of FDR Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr. Thank God that we live in a meritocracy and do not have a hereditary elite in this country.

    Replies: @Olorin, @Dan Hayes, @anon, @David In TN, @Obsessive Contrarian

    How is a “hereditary elite” to be avoided when “merit” is genetically determined and transmitted?

  137. @Berty
    Trump has now backed off on declassifying the documents, after complaints from the British and Australian governments. The same ones who spied on the Trump campaign.

    This comes after he sent out a stupid tweet which will only make it harder for Kavanaugh to get confirmed.

    And he's going to sign the budget that forbids funds for the wall and the wall will never be built.

    I'm officially done with Trump. He can resign for all I care. It was a terrible mistake for the nationalist cause to ever embrace him.

    Replies: @tyrone

    Oh yeah? what’s plan B then ? yellowstone eruption?

  138. @Art Deco
    @Jonathan Mason

    Poor women may look hot when they are young, if they have good genes, but childbearing, loss of teeth, cigarettes, booze, and poor nutrition usually takes its toll before the age of 30.

    From what part of Britain are you writing? People of all classes in this country born after about 1960 have satisfactory teeth with few exceptions. Perhaps 15% of the adult population smokes cigarettes. Alcoholics account for < 10% of the adult population. Women who look rotten in this country (over and above the skin damage you see with aging) do so because of excess weight, bad haircuts and hair care, and wretched taste in clothes &c.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Lot, @Jonathan Mason

    Women who look rotten in this country (over and above the skin damage you see with aging) do so because of excess weight, bad haircuts and hair care, and wretched taste in clothes &c.

    Too bad that this describes most women. Over 2/3 of all American women are either overweight or obese. Drug abuse doesn’t do much for your looks either.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Jack D

    2/3 is way too low my friend.

    80% to 90% is far more accurate.

    Replies: @Lot

  139. @Art Deco
    @Jonathan Mason

    Poor women may look hot when they are young, if they have good genes, but childbearing, loss of teeth, cigarettes, booze, and poor nutrition usually takes its toll before the age of 30.

    From what part of Britain are you writing? People of all classes in this country born after about 1960 have satisfactory teeth with few exceptions. Perhaps 15% of the adult population smokes cigarettes. Alcoholics account for < 10% of the adult population. Women who look rotten in this country (over and above the skin damage you see with aging) do so because of excess weight, bad haircuts and hair care, and wretched taste in clothes &c.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Lot, @Jonathan Mason

    Even now, and adjusting for class, white Americans have noticeably better teeth than Englishmen.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Lot

    Really? Caps, crowns, implants, and veneers aren’t actually your teeth.

    Replies: @Lowe

  140. Anonymous[402] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    @candid_observer

    Torvalds was an equal opportunity abuser in the drill sergeant mold - he abused everyone and 90% of his abuse was direct at men because 90% of Linux developers are men (most women are not stupid or 'spergy enough to spend their time coding for free). He said he was abusive because basically the entire modern world runs on Linux and the stakes are extremely high - one mistake in the code base and you could mess up everything from a nuclear plant to your toaster and it might take thousands of man-hours and untold treasure to undo your mess. He did not suffer fools gladly. But abusing little delicate female flowers (and even less trans-flowers) is an unforgivable sin.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Lot

    I can assure you that Linux is not running nuclear plants.

    Actually it is not running anything that is safety-relevant.

    But it’s great for anything else.

    You are right about the one code line, but you can be sure that the kernel is full of bugs as yet undected.

    Here is a backdoor from 2003: https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2013/10/09/the-linux-backdoor-attempt-of-2003/

    if ((options == (__WCLONE|__WALL)) && (current->uid = 0)) retval = -EINVAL;

    Immediate takeover.

    That “=” should be “==”; C sucks that way.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Anonymous


    That “=” should be “==”; C sucks that way.
     
    C sucks in so very many ways. Jumped up PDP-8 Assembler written by K+R just to get the Unix kernel up and going on a new platform. Never intended to be a general purpose development language. Oh, well.
    , @Carbon blob
    @Anonymous

    FreeBSD is probably the most popular Unix-like OS in devices where security is at a premium. Really sad to see that they've adopted one of these idiotic codes of conduct as well.

  141. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Desiderius

    I think JackD is correct insofar as the people nominating Justices have been Protestants save Kennedy and whatever we would consider Obama if we didn't fear reprisals for saying something forbidden.

    I always figured that the WASP elite didn't remain drawn to the law much in the modern era as it had been in the past. Money is more easily made and faster in markets. That sort of thing.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Desiderius

    It’s not just the law. The white Protestant men who would have been in positions of power in our institutions, not just the Supreme Court, were weeded out somewhere along the way in the interest of some universal value that seemed compelling to the weeders (culturally WASPs but in fact largely deracinated and post-Christian).

    Catholics and Jews (and prog women) dodged these bullets because other Catholics and Jews of previous generations were looking out for the good of their tribe. Unbeknownst to them, the rising generation of Protestant American men no longer had one.

  142. @Art Deco
    @Jonathan Mason

    Poor women may look hot when they are young, if they have good genes, but childbearing, loss of teeth, cigarettes, booze, and poor nutrition usually takes its toll before the age of 30.

    From what part of Britain are you writing? People of all classes in this country born after about 1960 have satisfactory teeth with few exceptions. Perhaps 15% of the adult population smokes cigarettes. Alcoholics account for < 10% of the adult population. Women who look rotten in this country (over and above the skin damage you see with aging) do so because of excess weight, bad haircuts and hair care, and wretched taste in clothes &c.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Lot, @Jonathan Mason

    From what part of Britain are you writing?

    I am writing from the part of Britain called rural North Florida. However my remarks apply to women in all parts of the world, first, second, and third.

    Have you ever heard of meth mouth?

    Probably would not get hired in Judge Kavanaugh’s chambers.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    @Jonathan Mason

    "10 Years of Meth" and "The Slow Train of Meth" on youtube show the effects pretty clearly. There's one woman featured in both who is rumored to be dead now; given she looks 3/4-dead in her last mugshot, it is probably true.

    , @Art Deco
    @Jonathan Mason

    I've heard of it but never seen it. Perhaps because meth use is a hobby of < 1% of the population.

  143. @anonymous
    @Dave Pinsen

    You're having fun, I know, but something each of us can and should do is to avoid Amazon and its onlike ilk. When it comes to books, try to find a local bookseller or a public library.

    Replies: @kihowi

    When you’re in a European country that doesn’t read and certainly doesn’t read any English books, Amazon is about the only place to find affordable second hand books that don’t require a second mortgage to ship.

  144. @Jack D
    @Anon

    I'm not following your little allegory. Was the WASP race pushed out the window (or perhaps "stabbed in the back" to coin a phrase) by the tribalists, and if so, how did they get so weak that they allowed someone to sneak up on them and do this? Or did they jump on their own?

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Let’s just say that the top and the middle fell out of step.

  145. @Charles Pewitt
    After Kavanaugh, Trump Must Put An Anglo-Celt Southern Protestant Man On The US Supreme Court.

    The Devil knows when the hand weight slinger in the black dress will be called home.

    https://twitter.com/AlamoOnTheRise/status/1012154510591053824

    https://youtu.be/C-_BPDG-CAA

    Replies: @Lot, @Dave Pinsen

    “Trump Must Put An Anglo-Celt Southern Protestant Man On The US Supreme Court”

    Suggestions? There were some on W’s short list, but they are too old now, and Trump’s list I don’t think had any. The southerners I remember from it were women.

    I think the best conservative southern legal talent gets sucked up by big corporate law firms in the Northeast and California.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Lot

    “I think the best conservative southern legal talent gets sucked up by big corporate law firms in the Northeast and California.“

    Sounds like a plan.

    , @ben tillman
    @Lot


    I think the best conservative southern legal talent gets sucked up by big corporate law firms in the Northeast and California.
     
    Absolutely not. There aren't many white people who want to work at a firm that is 80% Jewish.
  146. @Jack D
    @candid_observer

    Torvalds was an equal opportunity abuser in the drill sergeant mold - he abused everyone and 90% of his abuse was direct at men because 90% of Linux developers are men (most women are not stupid or 'spergy enough to spend their time coding for free). He said he was abusive because basically the entire modern world runs on Linux and the stakes are extremely high - one mistake in the code base and you could mess up everything from a nuclear plant to your toaster and it might take thousands of man-hours and untold treasure to undo your mess. He did not suffer fools gladly. But abusing little delicate female flowers (and even less trans-flowers) is an unforgivable sin.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Lot

    “because 90% of Linux developers are men”

    And 90% of the remainder were born men!

    • LOL: Dan Hayes
  147. @Jack D
    @Obsessive Contrarian

    The Manhattan DA is Cyrus Vance, Jr., son of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance. The DA before that (for 36 years) was Robert Morgenthau, son of FDR Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr. Thank God that we live in a meritocracy and do not have a hereditary elite in this country.

    Replies: @Olorin, @Dan Hayes, @anon, @David In TN, @Obsessive Contrarian

    Jack D:

    Frank Hogan was the meritocratic predecessor of these two useless NYC establishmentarians. Hogan rightfully and deservedly earned the sobriquet Mr DA.

    Unlike his successors, Hogan earned the respect of cops on the beat as well as law-enforcement Assistant District Attorneys!

  148. Anonymous[402] • Disclaimer says:

    NEXT! PROBLEM!

    https://www.rt.com/usa/439065-handmaids-tale-halloween-costume/

    A revealing Halloween costume, inspired by The Handmaid’s Tale, was promptly removed from sale after outraged online users blasted the outfit for distorting the very idea of the show, which speaks out against objectifying women.

    ….

    The company claimed that “a powerful protest image” was its inspiration, but the party outfit “is being seen as a symbol of women’s oppression, rather than an expression of women’s empowerment.”

    Unability to distinguish reality and fantasmagory is a sign of mental illness.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Anonymous

    The most pitiful part is that that costume is not even that revealing.

  149. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Desiderius

    I think JackD is correct insofar as the people nominating Justices have been Protestants save Kennedy and whatever we would consider Obama if we didn't fear reprisals for saying something forbidden.

    I always figured that the WASP elite didn't remain drawn to the law much in the modern era as it had been in the past. Money is more easily made and faster in markets. That sort of thing.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Desiderius

    “That sort of thing.”

    That’s what the SJWs in charge of our cultural institutions now like to say. They have about as much credibility as a fox in an empty henhouse.

  150. @Jack D
    If Kavanaugh is Sherman McCoy (BTW, were WASPs of McCoy's age actually named Sherman?) then who is Abe Weiss in the current telenovela?

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @bomag, @Reg Cæsar, @Fred Boynton, @Hibernian, @Alden

    One of Charles Schulz’s minor Peanuts characters was named Shermy (which I would guess is short for Sherman).

    I don’t know that it’s ever been a common first name and if I hear it with a WASP last name I would assume the person is black.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Fred Boynton

    Sherman Hemsley rule.

    Replies: @anon

  151. @J.Ross
    OT This is a potentially enormous story that is not getting a lot of attention.
    For years software and technology companies resisted SJW nonsense, not out of rightist convictions but meritocracy (recall that idiot nun club who would write corporate boards heckling them to hire minorities, and the tech executive who defiantly wrote back to them).
    Recently SJWs have made massive inroads into software companies, transparently as a way of eliminating political diversity, strengthening the establishment, and imposing requirements to conform independent of ability.
    Linux -- a kernel that has a fringe consumer market, but an absolutely massive and central infrastructural and governmental footprint (it is no exaggeration to say that the internet runs on Linux) -- has recently seen a huge coup for SJWs, with the ouster of its controversial author and namesake Linus Torvalds and the imposition of a draconian (and technologically irrelevant) set of rules all Linux code contributors must now agree to.
    However, Linux isn't a corporate product like Microsoft Windows. It exemplifies anarchic and voluntary ideals. Dissatisfied coders are actually allowed to take their contribution and go home.
    With these event evemts, that is what they are now threatening to do.

    Replies: @candid_observer, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @Desiderius, @Hippopotamusdrome, @27 year old

    “anarchic”

    Offing your top dog seems the epitome of anarchy. Careful what you wish for.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Desiderius

    Linus is a meritocratic engineer and not a divine right monarch.

    Replies: @Desiderius

  152. @Lot
    @Charles Pewitt

    "Trump Must Put An Anglo-Celt Southern Protestant Man On The US Supreme Court"

    Suggestions? There were some on W's short list, but they are too old now, and Trump's list I don't think had any. The southerners I remember from it were women.

    I think the best conservative southern legal talent gets sucked up by big corporate law firms in the Northeast and California.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @ben tillman

    “I think the best conservative southern legal talent gets sucked up by big corporate law firms in the Northeast and California.“

    Sounds like a plan.

  153. @candid_observer
    @J.Ross

    The New Yorker has a story on this:

    https://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/after-years-of-abusive-e-mails-the-creator-of-linux-steps-aside

    It appears his main critic is "non-binary" -- but seemingly a transwoman.

    Always, Truth in Stereotype.

    Replies: @fish, @Anonymous, @Jack D, @J.Ross

    It could also be said that the New Yorker is leading the charge on one side of it. There is massive noise in chatrooms and online forums to the effect that Linux coders, who saw themselves as largely safe from the politicizing of tech, are very angry about this, and are looking to make a demonstration.

  154. @Desiderius
    @J.Ross

    “anarchic”

    Offing your top dog seems the epitome of anarchy. Careful what you wish for.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Linus is a meritocratic engineer and not a divine right monarch.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @J.Ross

    Too bad anarchy elides over such subtle distinctions.

  155. anonymous[354] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    OFF TOPIC:

    From your NY Post.

    Parents and even teachers at a Brooklyn performing arts school were shocked to learn Friday that the school can no longer audition prospective students under the district’s new diversity plan.

    Until now, New Voices — the only performing arts middle school in the Park Slope-to-Sunset Park district — has selected students through auditions and interviews.

    But entry will now be based on a lottery — and half the seats will be reserved for low-income, homeless and English-language-learning applicants.

    That was news to many parents who spoke to The Post outside the school Friday morning — and several teachers also said they had no idea.

    “They should be holding auditions, no question. Some of the kids, that’s the only reason that they get accepted,” said Andrea James, 49, a Brownsville resident whose daughter attends New Voices and said the school was “a huge leap” for her family.

    The Department of Education says standards like auditions — or test scores and grades at other schools — block access for underprivileged kids, and the new policy will diversify student bodies across the district.

    Cool.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @anonymous

    Is this the Performing Arts High School in "Fame" back in 1980? And now they are telling us Blacks and Puerto Ricans can't sing?

    Replies: @anon

    , @Dan Hayes
    @anonymous

    anonymous[354]:

    POETIC JUSTICE!

    The beauty of it all is the fact that Park Slope is SJW ground zero. Traditionally it was the home town of lesbians although now a more-encompassing LGBT pest hole! Incidentally, it's the home turf of Mayor Bill De Blasio.

  156. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Jack D


    I highly doubt this based on my own law school class. In particular I remember one female classmate who was considered hot stuff (if nothing else because she was a blonde) – in law school terms she was a 10 but anywhere else she would have been a 5 or a 6. Top 1% anything is rare and people in Ivy law schools already have top 1% brains so for God to give them top 1% looks also would be unusual.
     
    I agree about law school hot being different than real world hot. Also, there's a sort of hot (naughty librarian type with figure that looks good in women's business suit) that works for law students who become lady lawyers, whereas having an exaggerated porn star figure or too highly maintained hair and nails sort of look would probably be tacitly disqualifying (supports your point). Kavanaugh's Mexican-Jewish clerk assistant is nice looking but not model hot by any means. Being young has a quality all of its own - some women's beauty really does seem to be entirely a product of the flower of youth.

    In addition, a lot of what we think of as female beauty is not “natural” but is the product of elaborate grooming rituals. Having a “job” as a law student makes it difficult to pursue that other job as well and in any event it doesn’t get you much – it might even get you negativity in intellectual circles – Kav’s clerks were criticized, not praised, for looking like “models”.
     
    This depends. At the upper end of female beauty there are aspects that can't be confected out of makeup and sprays. Though I agree with your statement insofar as most women, particularly young women, can make appreciable improvements over their natural appearance with effort in the application of cosmetics, fashioning hair, etc.

    Replies: @prusmc

    Hillary Rodham was a hot Yale Law School babe.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @prusmc


    Hillary Rodham was a hot Yale Law School babe.
     
    I've never been that loaded or desperate.
  157. @Jonathan Mason
    @Jack D


    In addition, a lot of what we think of as female beauty is not “natural” but is the product of elaborate grooming rituals.
     
    At last someone other than myself who recognizes this. Affluent women look good, because they have expensive hair styling, dentistry, clothes, gym memberships, cosmetics, plastic surgery, good nutrition, and contraception.

    Poor women may look hot when they are young, if they have good genes, but childbearing, loss of teeth, cigarettes, booze, and poor nutrition usually takes its toll before the age of 30.

    One would expect senior law students for the most part to have access to some parental or spousal funds sufficient to make themselves presentable for a job interview, and enough intelligence to know what it means to be professional, without going too far.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K2TrZb2pIo

    Replies: @Art Deco, @anonymous, @Alden, @Alden

    Hot like Elena Kagan hot? Or hot like Ruthie G hot?

  158. @Charles Pewitt
    After Kavanaugh, Trump Must Put An Anglo-Celt Southern Protestant Man On The US Supreme Court.

    The Devil knows when the hand weight slinger in the black dress will be called home.

    https://twitter.com/AlamoOnTheRise/status/1012154510591053824

    https://youtu.be/C-_BPDG-CAA

    Replies: @Lot, @Dave Pinsen

    I bet Hillary couldn’t do RBG’s workout.

    If Kav gets in, he should start doing Starting Strength and GOMAD.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Dave Pinsen

    Kav needs to do 5x5 Stronglifts and go from there my friend.

  159. @Luke Lea
    Except there are no WASPS on this Supreme Court and haven't been for quite awhile, notwithstanding that Protestants are the largest ethnic group in the country, an absolute majority the last time I looked.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Reg Cæsar, @Das, @Alden

    Evangelical Christians are too stupid to serve on the Supreme Court, and Republicans assume that a non-evangelical Protestant would be liberal on abortion. So Catholics it is.

    • Disagree: Hibernian
    • Troll: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Das

    Evangelical Christians are too stupid to serve on the Supreme Court,

    Harriet Miers was managing partner of a law firm with over 200 attorneys and graduated 1st in her law school class at Southern Methodist. Why don't you write her and tell her she's 'too stupid' to do Sandra Day O'Connor's job?

    Replies: @Desiderius

  160. Anon[395] • Disclaimer says:

    Is America Facing a Labor Shortage?
    Annie Lowrey

    Does America have a surplus of journalists?

    The central paradox of the Trump economy is that widespread concerns about labor shortages coexist with widespread complaints about low wages. But economists do not see it as much of a paradox—instead seeing it as a sign of dimming business dynamism and diminished worker power.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/finance/markets/is-america-facing-a-labor-shortage/ar-BBNxGul

    On July 28, 2017, Laurene Powell Jobs’ organization Emerson Collective (based in Palo Alto, California) acquired majority ownership of The Atlantic.

  161. @J.Ross
    OT This is a potentially enormous story that is not getting a lot of attention.
    For years software and technology companies resisted SJW nonsense, not out of rightist convictions but meritocracy (recall that idiot nun club who would write corporate boards heckling them to hire minorities, and the tech executive who defiantly wrote back to them).
    Recently SJWs have made massive inroads into software companies, transparently as a way of eliminating political diversity, strengthening the establishment, and imposing requirements to conform independent of ability.
    Linux -- a kernel that has a fringe consumer market, but an absolutely massive and central infrastructural and governmental footprint (it is no exaggeration to say that the internet runs on Linux) -- has recently seen a huge coup for SJWs, with the ouster of its controversial author and namesake Linus Torvalds and the imposition of a draconian (and technologically irrelevant) set of rules all Linux code contributors must now agree to.
    However, Linux isn't a corporate product like Microsoft Windows. It exemplifies anarchic and voluntary ideals. Dissatisfied coders are actually allowed to take their contribution and go home.
    With these event evemts, that is what they are now threatening to do.

    Replies: @candid_observer, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @Desiderius, @Hippopotamusdrome, @27 year old

    Excerpts from an interview of the author of the Linux kernel’s new Code of Conduct:

    Code and Witchcraft with Coraline Ada Ehmke

    I write code and I’m literally a witch. … I did Golden Dawn. I did Thelema. … And my data model is based on Kabbalah. … The ancient Jewish mystic tradition. … So, code is definitely magic. … I had a lot of impact with my writing in terms of my Egyptian magic. … A really interesting idea from … Aleister Crowley’s magical system is this idea of thought forms. … definitely related to programming, because thought forms are basically the embodiment of a desire or an idea …

    • Replies: @EH
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    "They" doesn't know their magical history. "Thought forms" were not from Crowley, but the theosophists Annie Besant and Charles Leadbeater. (Their book Thought-Forms (1901) had some beautiful color plates.)

    Make no mistake, they believe things that are more bizarre than most could credit anyone believing, but that makes them not less dangerous, but more.

  162. @Alec Leamas
    @Twinkie



    notwithstanding that Protestants are the largest ethnic group in the country, an absolute majority the last time I looked.
     
    Study like Catholics. :)
     
    This is a bit of a joke perhaps but in my view there may be something to the WASPs by and large abandoning the study of Classical Languages (Latin and Greek) while Catholics in Catholic schools persisted.

    Scalia, Thomas, and Roberts were all products of private Catholic High Schools which almost certainly had a Latin requirement for all of their boys. Kavanaugh of course is, as well as the Court's lone WASP Gorsuch.

    Alito, curiously, is an Italian Catholic who went to public school all of the way through.

    The Jews of course had probably gained some language facility through their study of Hebrew.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Flip, @Desiderius, @Twinkie, @Anonymous, @It's All Ball Bearings, @Alden

    This is a bit of a joke perhaps but in my view there may be something to the WASPs by and large abandoning the study of Classical Languages (Latin and Greek) while Catholics in Catholic schools persisted.

    It’s NOT that WASP have abandoned the study of Latin Greek, it’s more that the kind of highly intelligent people among Protestants who study Latin and Greek are not growing up to be CONSERVATIVE jurists.

    In other words, the Protestants with intellectual capacity equal to the task are growing up to be leftists by and large. On the Protestant side of the Christian divide, committed conservatives are overwhelmingly found among the evangelicals and fundamentalists who are not producing people of high intellectual caliber in large numbers.

    That dynamic is different among Catholics. Among “trad Catholics” there is still a strong culture of academic rigor, so the pool of people who are both highly conservative AND intellectually elite is comparatively greater.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Twinkie

    Whatever. When was the last time a leftist had anything interesting to say about politics? Intelligent Protestants aren’t making it to the (national) top levels because our institutions that make such a rise possible (schools, churches, extended families) have been systematically gutted.

    So we satisfy ourselves with lives well lived on the local level, as did our ancestors after the fall of Rome.

  163. @Lot
    @Art Deco

    Even now, and adjusting for class, white Americans have noticeably better teeth than Englishmen.

    Replies: @anon

    Really? Caps, crowns, implants, and veneers aren’t actually your teeth.

    • Replies: @Lowe
    @anon

    Are you sure? You eat with them, right?

    Replies: @anon

  164. OT “only white men are pedophiles”

    An Indiana [melanin-enriched gentle]man found guilty of molesting* a 10-year-old girl multiple times, which led to her becoming pregnant, was sentenced Thursday to more than 100 years in prison.

    Nicholas Deon Thrash, 34, of Marion, was sentenced to 160 years in jail with a minimum service of 132 years, FOX59 Indianapolis reported, citing the Grant County prosecutor.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/21/indiana-man-34-who-impregnated-10-year-old-girl-gets-over-100-years-in-prison.html

    *It sounds like it went past “molestation,” but prosecutors drop legitimate charges once they have enough, just to save work. Please correct this impression if you know better.

  165. @Alfa158
    @Black Agnes

    I think they’ve moved beyond that and define racism as a belief that race even exists at all. To them race is only a social construct with no objective basis in reality and is used by White racists to oppress non-Whites. Just as theism is a belief God exists and atheism is a belief God does not exist, racism is a belief race exists.
    I have to agree with them on that and classify myself as a racist because even if I’m not interested in oppressing anyone, I believe race is real. Of course what percentage of humans share my belief that race is real? 98%? Probably more, even 2% works out to 140 million thinking race is a social construct.

    Replies: @trelane

    Appeals to reason or morality will get you nowhere among the masses who are neither reasonable nor moral. Try propaganda instead, it works better.

  166. @Jack D
    @Obsessive Contrarian

    The Manhattan DA is Cyrus Vance, Jr., son of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance. The DA before that (for 36 years) was Robert Morgenthau, son of FDR Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr. Thank God that we live in a meritocracy and do not have a hereditary elite in this country.

    Replies: @Olorin, @Dan Hayes, @anon, @David In TN, @Obsessive Contrarian

    Thank God that we live in a meritocracy and do not have a hereditary elite in this country.

    That’s because we don’t have a class system.

  167. Anonymous[120] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alec Leamas
    @Twinkie



    notwithstanding that Protestants are the largest ethnic group in the country, an absolute majority the last time I looked.
     
    Study like Catholics. :)
     
    This is a bit of a joke perhaps but in my view there may be something to the WASPs by and large abandoning the study of Classical Languages (Latin and Greek) while Catholics in Catholic schools persisted.

    Scalia, Thomas, and Roberts were all products of private Catholic High Schools which almost certainly had a Latin requirement for all of their boys. Kavanaugh of course is, as well as the Court's lone WASP Gorsuch.

    Alito, curiously, is an Italian Catholic who went to public school all of the way through.

    The Jews of course had probably gained some language facility through their study of Hebrew.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Flip, @Desiderius, @Twinkie, @Anonymous, @It's All Ball Bearings, @Alden

    If it were an educational problem, you’d also see Protestants underrepresented as law professors in general. Do you?

    Perhaps Catholics and Jews are easier to confirm. Maybe left wing Protestants tend to identify as atheists, which doesn’t go over well, and right wing Protestants tend to belong to some small church that could be credibly smeared as a cult. Whereas left wing Jews still identify as Jews for cultural reasons, and no one cares to look into how devout they are. And Catholics across the spectrum are not going to let you smear the church as a cult.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Anonymous

    Most cultural Protestants aren’t any wing at all, and may show up at church for Christmas and Easter without being anything close to atheist. You’ve got a massive blind spot re: a large swath of your fellow countrymen.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  168. @anonymous
    OFF TOPIC:

    From your NY Post.

    Parents and even teachers at a Brooklyn performing arts school were shocked to learn Friday that the school can no longer audition prospective students under the district’s new diversity plan.
     

    Until now, New Voices — the only performing arts middle school in the Park Slope-to-Sunset Park district — has selected students through auditions and interviews.

    But entry will now be based on a lottery — and half the seats will be reserved for low-income, homeless and English-language-learning applicants.

    That was news to many parents who spoke to The Post outside the school Friday morning — and several teachers also said they had no idea.

    “They should be holding auditions, no question. Some of the kids, that’s the only reason that they get accepted,” said Andrea James, 49, a Brownsville resident whose daughter attends New Voices and said the school was “a huge leap” for her family.

    The Department of Education says standards like auditions — or test scores and grades at other schools — block access for underprivileged kids, and the new policy will diversify student bodies across the district.
     
    Cool.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Dan Hayes

    Is this the Performing Arts High School in “Fame” back in 1980? And now they are telling us Blacks and Puerto Ricans can’t sing?

    • Replies: @anon
    @Steve Sailer

    No, it’s a middle school.

  169. @Alec Leamas
    @Twinkie



    notwithstanding that Protestants are the largest ethnic group in the country, an absolute majority the last time I looked.
     
    Study like Catholics. :)
     
    This is a bit of a joke perhaps but in my view there may be something to the WASPs by and large abandoning the study of Classical Languages (Latin and Greek) while Catholics in Catholic schools persisted.

    Scalia, Thomas, and Roberts were all products of private Catholic High Schools which almost certainly had a Latin requirement for all of their boys. Kavanaugh of course is, as well as the Court's lone WASP Gorsuch.

    Alito, curiously, is an Italian Catholic who went to public school all of the way through.

    The Jews of course had probably gained some language facility through their study of Hebrew.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Flip, @Desiderius, @Twinkie, @Anonymous, @It's All Ball Bearings, @Alden

    “there may be something to the WASPs by and large abandoning the study of Classical Languages (Latin and Greek”… The WASP classmates of my 2 oldest are getting plenty of Latin and Greek at Hillsdale Academy, the College’s charter school. According to the Web, 230 classical schools are in operation in the U.S. Don’t know the # with Greek and Latin.

  170. @J.Ross
    @Desiderius

    Linus is a meritocratic engineer and not a divine right monarch.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Too bad anarchy elides over such subtle distinctions.

  171. @Twinkie
    @Alec Leamas


    This is a bit of a joke perhaps but in my view there may be something to the WASPs by and large abandoning the study of Classical Languages (Latin and Greek) while Catholics in Catholic schools persisted.
     
    It's NOT that WASP have abandoned the study of Latin Greek, it's more that the kind of highly intelligent people among Protestants who study Latin and Greek are not growing up to be CONSERVATIVE jurists.

    In other words, the Protestants with intellectual capacity equal to the task are growing up to be leftists by and large. On the Protestant side of the Christian divide, committed conservatives are overwhelmingly found among the evangelicals and fundamentalists who are not producing people of high intellectual caliber in large numbers.

    That dynamic is different among Catholics. Among "trad Catholics" there is still a strong culture of academic rigor, so the pool of people who are both highly conservative AND intellectually elite is comparatively greater.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Whatever. When was the last time a leftist had anything interesting to say about politics? Intelligent Protestants aren’t making it to the (national) top levels because our institutions that make such a rise possible (schools, churches, extended families) have been systematically gutted.

    So we satisfy ourselves with lives well lived on the local level, as did our ancestors after the fall of Rome.

  172. @Steve Sailer
    @anonymous

    Is this the Performing Arts High School in "Fame" back in 1980? And now they are telling us Blacks and Puerto Ricans can't sing?

    Replies: @anon

    No, it’s a middle school.

  173. @James Braxton
    If Kavanaugh had been arrested, tried, and convicted of this made up incident, the court records would have been sealed and expunged because he would have been a juvenile. The expungement would give you a legal right to deny it ever happened.

    Government background investigations do not go in to criminal activity before age 18 for this reason.

    They never should have given this crazy lady the time of day.

    Replies: @cthulhu, @Anonymous, @Karl

    22 James Braxton > Government background investigations do not go in to criminal activity before age 18 for this reason

    the ===formal questionaire=== does not

    have you ever actually been through a SSBI?

    nowadays, there are contract investigators, now doing quite a bit of the initial talking to people. An actual federale guy with a badge, only gets involved if there’s any “discrepancies”

  174. @Elmer T. Jones
    Lib websites are playing up the white man angle but none are considering that lowering the burden of proof for sexual assault will put more African American men of color behind bars.

    Replies: @bomag, @David In TN, @Alden

    “Lib websites are playing up the white man angle but none are considering that lowering the burden of proof for sexual assault will put more African American men of color behind bars.”

    It would be against their ideology (or whatever you call it) to consider this angle.

    • Replies: @anon
    @David In TN

    Worked for Nike.

  175. @J.Ross
    OT This is a potentially enormous story that is not getting a lot of attention.
    For years software and technology companies resisted SJW nonsense, not out of rightist convictions but meritocracy (recall that idiot nun club who would write corporate boards heckling them to hire minorities, and the tech executive who defiantly wrote back to them).
    Recently SJWs have made massive inroads into software companies, transparently as a way of eliminating political diversity, strengthening the establishment, and imposing requirements to conform independent of ability.
    Linux -- a kernel that has a fringe consumer market, but an absolutely massive and central infrastructural and governmental footprint (it is no exaggeration to say that the internet runs on Linux) -- has recently seen a huge coup for SJWs, with the ouster of its controversial author and namesake Linus Torvalds and the imposition of a draconian (and technologically irrelevant) set of rules all Linux code contributors must now agree to.
    However, Linux isn't a corporate product like Microsoft Windows. It exemplifies anarchic and voluntary ideals. Dissatisfied coders are actually allowed to take their contribution and go home.
    With these event evemts, that is what they are now threatening to do.

    Replies: @candid_observer, @Anonymous, @Anonymous, @Desiderius, @Hippopotamusdrome, @27 year old

    Dissatisfied coders are actually allowed to take their contribution and go home.
    With these event evemts, that is what they are now threatening to do.

    They will do this and the internet will run on something else

    Maybe everything will move to Urbit

    Extremely unlikely that will get converged

  176. @Anon
    OT

    Vulture has an article on "A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Literary Canon" -- 18 years into the century they are making a top 20 list -- and Michel Houellebecq is on it. Any opinions on this guy or whether he is worth reading? The descriptions of his novels make them sound almost Camp of the Saints like. He apparently survived some sort of French political correctness heresy inquisition, and then 9/11 happened, so he was home free.

    Replies: @Emblematic, @Lowe, @Lagertha

    Houellebecq’s ‘The Elementary Particles’ (AKA ‘Atomised’) is a brilliant book. You should read it.

  177. Anon[395] • Disclaimer says:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/boys-will-be-boys-as-kavanaugh-debate-rages-teens-are-saying-some-adults-still-don’t-get-it/ar-AAArybQ?ocid=spartanntp

    Anjali Berdia, 18, went to the same all-girls high school as Ford, Holton-Arms in Bethesda. When she heard the news about the allegations, she texted one of her friends from Georgetown Prep, the same all-boys high school Kavanaugh attended. “We were both just like, it must be crazy to be in the DMV now,” she said.
    Anjali, who is now studying at the University of Pennsylvania, said she never encountered a situation quite like Ford’s.
    “But I do 100 percent think that this type of thing could happen at a party in Montgomery County this Friday,” she said. The prep school social circle has a pervasive “hookup culture,” she says, “and in many ways I think hookup culture perpetuates rape culture.”

    The people are demanding a Neo-Victorian sexual morality, they just don’t know it yet. Such a tragedy that the Right is not leading the charge.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Anon

    That not what Right wings are for.

    Replies: @Anon

  178. @Jack D
    @Obsessive Contrarian

    The Manhattan DA is Cyrus Vance, Jr., son of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance. The DA before that (for 36 years) was Robert Morgenthau, son of FDR Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr. Thank God that we live in a meritocracy and do not have a hereditary elite in this country.

    Replies: @Olorin, @Dan Hayes, @anon, @David In TN, @Obsessive Contrarian

    I knew Cyrus Vance Jr. had replaced Morgenthau as the Manhattan DA from the publicity he received in the 2011 Dominique Strauss-Kahn Affair.

  179. @Anonymous
    @Alec Leamas

    If it were an educational problem, you’d also see Protestants underrepresented as law professors in general. Do you?

    Perhaps Catholics and Jews are easier to confirm. Maybe left wing Protestants tend to identify as atheists, which doesn’t go over well, and right wing Protestants tend to belong to some small church that could be credibly smeared as a cult. Whereas left wing Jews still identify as Jews for cultural reasons, and no one cares to look into how devout they are. And Catholics across the spectrum are not going to let you smear the church as a cult.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Most cultural Protestants aren’t any wing at all, and may show up at church for Christmas and Easter without being anything close to atheist. You’ve got a massive blind spot re: a large swath of your fellow countrymen.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Desiderius

    We’re not talking about broad swathes of the country though, we’re talking about people who i) fit in in elite legal law school culture, ii) have clear enough beliefs that the person picking them feels confident about how they will vote on Roe without having to ask them, and iii) can survive having everything they or anyone close to them has ever said or done taken out of context.

    If you’re not any kind of wing at all, you’re not going to pass ii. Are there really vast swathes of rock solid social conservatives who care enough about religion to buck elite law school peer pressure to come out as atheist, but not enough to attend a church with rock solid social conservative preaching that would sound bad taken out of context?

    I’m thinking of law prof blogger Ann Althouse, who is culturally Protestant but makes very clear that she’s an atheist, and that she assumes all intelligent people in her environment are also atheists. If there was this huge group of non-avowed atheist law professor Protestants, I would think she’d be the first to know. I think it takes some serious religious commitment to swim against that stream.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Hibernian

  180. @Anon
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/boys-will-be-boys-as-kavanaugh-debate-rages-teens-are-saying-some-adults-still-don’t-get-it/ar-AAArybQ?ocid=spartanntp

    Anjali Berdia, 18, went to the same all-girls high school as Ford, Holton-Arms in Bethesda. When she heard the news about the allegations, she texted one of her friends from Georgetown Prep, the same all-boys high school Kavanaugh attended. “We were both just like, it must be crazy to be in the DMV now,” she said.
    Anjali, who is now studying at the University of Pennsylvania, said she never encountered a situation quite like Ford’s.
    “But I do 100 percent think that this type of thing could happen at a party in Montgomery County this Friday,” she said. The prep school social circle has a pervasive “hookup culture,” she says, “and in many ways I think hookup culture perpetuates rape culture.”
     
    The people are demanding a Neo-Victorian sexual morality, they just don't know it yet. Such a tragedy that the Right is not leading the charge.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    That not what Right wings are for.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Desiderius

    We aren't called reactionaries for nothing. We might not start this fight, but we'd better finish it.

    Hand-wringing over consent is a futile reaction of epicycles designed protect the system of AF/BB. We need to re-orient society onto a tradition of restrait. It's time to do to feminism what the Evil White Male Empire does best: cultural appropriation.

  181. @22pp22
    I just did something I should not do. I looked down the comments section of the NYT and the most liked comments were full of comments about "white male privilege".

    The fact that there is no proof doesn't worry them. They hate us. That's all they need to know.

    I used to be a university lecturer and so I know that people like this are common in academia, but in my day-to-day life in New Zealand, I rarely if ever meet them.

    If these people are as common in the US as they seem to be, it's time you stopped worrying about elections and simply got on with your civil war.

    The NYT readership love to describe half the population as vermin to be crushed. The Redneck Airforce should not have any qualms about carpet-bombing Portland. Liberal feminists would do exactly the same thing to you, and it would tickle them down under to watch.

    Then, if they are on the winning side, they can realise their dream of living under sharia law where the prettier girls are made to cover up so they don't look bad.

    Being made to live in a bin liner is a small price to pay.

    Replies: @L Woods

    The “redneck Air Force” is staffed at the top by lesbians, diversicrats and cuckolds. I wouldn’t get your hopes up.

  182. Eagle Eye says:
    @Anon
    OT: The New York Times has just revealed that Rosentein talked about illegally taping Trump and tried to talk Trump's cabinet into invoking the 25th amendment.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/21/us/politics/rod-rosenstein-wear-wire-25th-amendment.html

    My take: The NYT knows Rosey is going to be fired anyway after midterms, and realized the Mueller investigation is going down the tubes once things are declassified. So the NYT is doing this now in an attempt to create an uproar during the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings, hopefully stop Kavanaugh and rouse enough anti-Trump feeling from an immediate Rosey firing to flip the mid-term elections to the Dems. In other words, the scheming NYT is throwing Rosey to the wolves in an attempt to create a firestorm and get their side riled up. (And also get some page clicks).

    Replies: @Cagey Beast, @Eagle Eye

    NYT OPENING: The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House …

    Interesting NYT slip-up. The sentence does not work grammatically – who is “he”? – obviously due to a last-minute deletion.

    Luckily, the NYT’s error allows us to reconstruct the sentence in the NYT’s original manuscript which must have read:

    The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested TO COMEY? XXX? last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House …

  183. Anon[395] • Disclaimer says:
    @Desiderius
    @Anon

    That not what Right wings are for.

    Replies: @Anon

    We aren’t called reactionaries for nothing. We might not start this fight, but we’d better finish it.

    Hand-wringing over consent is a futile reaction of epicycles designed protect the system of AF/BB. We need to re-orient society onto a tradition of restrait. It’s time to do to feminism what the Evil White Male Empire does best: cultural appropriation.

  184. @Fred Boynton
    @Jack D

    One of Charles Schulz's minor Peanuts characters was named Shermy (which I would guess is short for Sherman).

    I don't know that it's ever been a common first name and if I hear it with a WASP last name I would assume the person is black.

    Replies: @anon

    Sherman Hemsley rule.

    • Replies: @anon
    @anon

    Leona Helmsley‘s first husband?

  185. @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    Yes, those poor innocent naive Protestants, schnookered and outwitted by the tribalists! Isn't it strange that this is the same race that conquered a continent and won two world wars. Did something happen? Did the tribalists sneak hormones into the water supply? Lead poisoning cut down the IQ? Or maybe (see "Jim Crow") they were never really that into "universal values" to begin with and were as tribalist as anyone else?

    Justices of the Supreme Ct. are appointed by the POTUS, almost all of whom have been Protestants, and confirmed by a majority Protestant Senate.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Anon, @YetAnotherAnon, @bomag

    Yes, those poor innocent naive Protestants…

    Mock all you want, but you’d be hard pressed to find a group so enamored of Universalism and the embrace of the Other. Whether it’s going all-in on affirmative action; love of immigrants; inter-group adoption; fussing over aboriginal rights; etc it is all a rather sad story of how much damage selflessness can cause.

    • Replies: @Sarah Toga
    @bomag


    a rather sad story of how much damage selflessness can cause.
     
    Runaway universalism, formerly called pathological altruism.
    See Derbyshire's blog piece on the terminology over at VDARE dot com.
  186. @prusmc
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Hillary Rodham was a hot Yale Law School babe.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    Hillary Rodham was a hot Yale Law School babe.

    I’ve never been that loaded or desperate.

  187. @anonymous

    Sherman McCoy, Haven Monahan, and Brett Kavanaugh
     
    Ahem. Unlike the others, Haven Monahan actually exists.

    As I keep reminding you people.


    The jury hands a note to the judge. They want to know what to make of Jackie’s varying 'pronunciations' of the fraternity where she was allegedly raped. The background noise is distracting, but she seems to call it Chi Phi, Chi Psi, Pi Phi– rarely, if ever, the one actually named in the story: Phi Psi.
    http://www.c-ville.com/day-5-recording-jackie-makes-waves/

     

    As another reminder, the morning after the verdict, President Obama had Jann Wenner over to the White House for coffee. I'd say that's proof enough.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Steve Sailer, @Anonymous, @Jack D, @Bubba

    “…the morning after the verdict, President Obama had Jann Wenner over to the White House for coffee. ”

    Please, c’mon now, “coffee”?!?! Wenner was probably muling a token of his appreciation with Obama’s favorite blend of Maui Wowie.

  188. @fish
    @candid_observer


    It appears his main critic is “non-binary” — but seemingly a transwoman.
     
    Coraline Ada Emkhe.....!


    (Question for the assembled......if you knew (before) that you were going to look little more than a middle aged guy with really bad hair and make up after your transition

    https://geekgirlrising.com/geekgirls/coraline-ada-ehmke/

    ......would you go through with it or would you just suck it up with the plumbing you were originally issued?)

    Replies: @Cagey Beast

    Coraline Ada Emkhe…..!

    Oh Jeez! That’s the creature who almost single-handedly made the Ruby programming language feel sordid and unclean. Trannies kill everything they touch.

  189. @Prester John
    Judge K has little time to clear his name, given the onslaught from Our Betters. Probably two weeks, max, after which he will have to withdraw. But in order for this woman and her cheerleaders among Our Betters to remain credible, the story will have to continue flying after he withdraws. They can't afford to let it drop off the map or risk being accused of something which many of us pilgrims have suspected all along: that it was only a put-up job designed solely to get Kavanaugh out of the way.

    Replies: @Alfa158

    They don’t care if they are accused of running a put-up job. They care about winning. The Mongols crushed Asia under their boot heels. Do you think they cared if their victims complained?
    You seem to be laboring under the impression that these people have a functioning conscience. There is no evidence of that.

  190. @Anon
    OT

    Vulture has an article on "A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Literary Canon" -- 18 years into the century they are making a top 20 list -- and Michel Houellebecq is on it. Any opinions on this guy or whether he is worth reading? The descriptions of his novels make them sound almost Camp of the Saints like. He apparently survived some sort of French political correctness heresy inquisition, and then 9/11 happened, so he was home free.

    Replies: @Emblematic, @Lowe, @Lagertha

    Houellebecq’s books are subtler and better written than Camp of the Saints, about as funny, and ultimately even more depressing. One of his main areas of focus is sexuality and sexual dysfunction. He’s a good writer. You’ll be impressed, if not exactly happy.

  191. @Jack D
    If Kavanaugh is Sherman McCoy (BTW, were WASPs of McCoy's age actually named Sherman?) then who is Abe Weiss in the current telenovela?

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @bomag, @Reg Cæsar, @Fred Boynton, @Hibernian, @Alden

    Dick “When we came back from Vietnam” Blumenthal.

  192. @bomag
    @Jack D


    Yes, those poor innocent naive Protestants...
     
    Mock all you want, but you'd be hard pressed to find a group so enamored of Universalism and the embrace of the Other. Whether it's going all-in on affirmative action; love of immigrants; inter-group adoption; fussing over aboriginal rights; etc it is all a rather sad story of how much damage selflessness can cause.

    Replies: @Sarah Toga

    a rather sad story of how much damage selflessness can cause.

    Runaway universalism, formerly called pathological altruism.
    See Derbyshire’s blog piece on the terminology over at VDARE dot com.

  193. @David In TN
    @Elmer T. Jones

    "Lib websites are playing up the white man angle but none are considering that lowering the burden of proof for sexual assault will put more African American men of color behind bars."

    It would be against their ideology (or whatever you call it) to consider this angle.

    Replies: @anon

    Worked for Nike.

  194. @anon
    @Fred Boynton

    Sherman Hemsley rule.

    Replies: @anon

    Leona Helmsley‘s first husband?

  195. @anonymous
    OFF TOPIC:

    From your NY Post.

    Parents and even teachers at a Brooklyn performing arts school were shocked to learn Friday that the school can no longer audition prospective students under the district’s new diversity plan.
     

    Until now, New Voices — the only performing arts middle school in the Park Slope-to-Sunset Park district — has selected students through auditions and interviews.

    But entry will now be based on a lottery — and half the seats will be reserved for low-income, homeless and English-language-learning applicants.

    That was news to many parents who spoke to The Post outside the school Friday morning — and several teachers also said they had no idea.

    “They should be holding auditions, no question. Some of the kids, that’s the only reason that they get accepted,” said Andrea James, 49, a Brownsville resident whose daughter attends New Voices and said the school was “a huge leap” for her family.

    The Department of Education says standards like auditions — or test scores and grades at other schools — block access for underprivileged kids, and the new policy will diversify student bodies across the district.
     
    Cool.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Dan Hayes

    anonymous[354]:

    POETIC JUSTICE!

    The beauty of it all is the fact that Park Slope is SJW ground zero. Traditionally it was the home town of lesbians although now a more-encompassing LGBT pest hole! Incidentally, it’s the home turf of Mayor Bill De Blasio.

  196. @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    I can assure you that Linux is not running nuclear plants.

    Actually it is not running anything that is safety-relevant.

    But it's great for anything else.

    You are right about the one code line, but you can be sure that the kernel is full of bugs as yet undected.

    Here is a backdoor from 2003: https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2013/10/09/the-linux-backdoor-attempt-of-2003/

    if ((options == (__WCLONE|__WALL)) && (current->uid = 0)) retval = -EINVAL;

    Immediate takeover.

    That "=" should be "=="; C sucks that way.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Carbon blob

    That “=” should be “==”; C sucks that way.

    C sucks in so very many ways. Jumped up PDP-8 Assembler written by K+R just to get the Unix kernel up and going on a new platform. Never intended to be a general purpose development language. Oh, well.

  197. @Charles Pewitt
    @Reg Cæsar

    Abe Lincoln was a homosexual drug addict who single-handedly started the War Of Northern Aggression.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Abe Lincoln was a homosexual drug addict who single-handedly started the War Of Northern Aggression.

    Lincoln was obviously clinically insane. He thought keeping rednecks and their beloved Negro pets in the Union was worth fighting for.

    Any sane leader would have sought to kick them out. As in the “grand apartheid” South Africans never quite got around to.

  198. Atlantic: Burden of proof is on the accused
    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/09/kavanaugh-confirmation/571021/?utm_source=twb

    The question isn’t whether he can win confirmation—it’s whether he can defend against the charge he faces in a manner that is both persuasive and honorable.
    2:55 PM ET
    Benjamin Wittes
    Editor in chief of Lawfare and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution

    Lawfare? That’s a word traditionalists have used to decry the use of lawsuits (and the threat of lawsuits) in a manner deliberately perpendicular to the intentions of the founders. And he’s at Brookings, maybe he’s some Constitutionalist guy. Maybe deliberately inverting one of the most widely understood foundations of our legal system is sarcasm.

    The manner in which Senate Republicans and Brett Kavanaugh’s supposed allies are championing the judge’s innocence should sting as the ultimate humiliation. They apparently don’t have sufficient confidence in the nominee to let a routine investigation take place before holding a hearing. They apparently don’t believe in him enough to make minor accommodations on the date of a hearing to a woman who is receiving death threats.

    Or maybe not.

  199. Latest news about the lying witch ms Ford. She’s so neurotic she’s afraid to fly. So she plans to drive cross country for the hearing she hasn’t decided if she will or will not testify in.

    The liberals will probably turn it into a medieval style pilgrimage. Instead of stopping at places to go to church. She can stop for “hate White men “ rallies.

    The republicans being gentlemen have agreed to let her testify on Wednesday to give her time to travel. It’s a rough 4 day trip on I 80. She’ll probably have a driver and other cars including TV cameras and reporters in the entourage

    And she’ll have to go through deplorable Nebraska Iowa Illinois Michigan etc. and she’ll have to eat real American food like pork chops and mashed potatoes instead of liberal cuisine.

    One of her many attorneys is Deborah Katz. Katz has been seen at many resist Trump rallies since the day after the 2016 election

    I only watch TCM I don’t watch the news. I bet her pilgrimage triumphant March will be shown night and day on every network She’ll appear all weak and exhausted in her interviews. But she’ll bravely soldier to fight for abortion rights. A few days after the election some Jewish women told me Trunp would ban contraceptives.

  200. @Jack D
    @Art Deco


    Women who look rotten in this country (over and above the skin damage you see with aging) do so because of excess weight, bad haircuts and hair care, and wretched taste in clothes &c.
     
    Too bad that this describes most women. Over 2/3 of all American women are either overweight or obese. Drug abuse doesn't do much for your looks either.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    2/3 is way too low my friend.

    80% to 90% is far more accurate.

    • Replies: @Lot
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    You don't happen to work at Baton Rouge Wal-Mart do you?

  201. @Jack D
    If Kavanaugh is Sherman McCoy (BTW, were WASPs of McCoy's age actually named Sherman?) then who is Abe Weiss in the current telenovela?

    Replies: @Dave Pinsen, @bomag, @Reg Cæsar, @Fred Boynton, @Hibernian, @Alden

    The witch’s lead attorney, Deborah Katz is Abe Weiss. She’s been active in resist Trump since the day after the 2016 election.

    Must be easy to be a male Democrat. Just lay back and let the witches do the work.

  202. @Anonymous
    NEXT! PROBLEM!

    https://www.rt.com/usa/439065-handmaids-tale-halloween-costume/

    A revealing Halloween costume, inspired by The Handmaid’s Tale, was promptly removed from sale after outraged online users blasted the outfit for distorting the very idea of the show, which speaks out against objectifying women.

    ....

    The company claimed that “a powerful protest image” was its inspiration, but the party outfit “is being seen as a symbol of women’s oppression, rather than an expression of women’s empowerment.”
     
    Unability to distinguish reality and fantasmagory is a sign of mental illness.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    The most pitiful part is that that costume is not even that revealing.

  203. @anon
    @Lot

    Really? Caps, crowns, implants, and veneers aren’t actually your teeth.

    Replies: @Lowe

    Are you sure? You eat with them, right?

    • Agree: Lot
    • Replies: @anon
    @Lowe

    I eat with a knife and fork.

  204. @Dave Pinsen
    @Charles Pewitt

    I bet Hillary couldn’t do RBG’s workout.

    If Kav gets in, he should start doing Starting Strength and GOMAD.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    Kav needs to do 5×5 Stronglifts and go from there my friend.

  205. @Luke Lea
    Except there are no WASPS on this Supreme Court and haven't been for quite awhile, notwithstanding that Protestants are the largest ethnic group in the country, an absolute majority the last time I looked.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Reg Cæsar, @Das, @Alden

    Religion, not ethnic group. Don’t forget the blacks who are mostly Protestant.

  206. @Anon
    OT

    Vulture has an article on "A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Literary Canon" -- 18 years into the century they are making a top 20 list -- and Michel Houellebecq is on it. Any opinions on this guy or whether he is worth reading? The descriptions of his novels make them sound almost Camp of the Saints like. He apparently survived some sort of French political correctness heresy inquisition, and then 9/11 happened, so he was home free.

    Replies: @Emblematic, @Lowe, @Lagertha

    I thought Submission was excellent. I felt sad at the end, but who wouldn’t?

  207. @Elmer T. Jones
    Lib websites are playing up the white man angle but none are considering that lowering the burden of proof for sexual assault will put more African American men of color behind bars.

    Replies: @bomag, @David In TN, @Alden

    Good. I was right there in the middle of it when the feminazis swarmed out of hell. Rape was there first crusade. They didn’t actually target the black rapists. They targeted the White DAs who convicted them and the police who arrested them.

    The witches were all out of Jewish women attorney groups. What a joy it was. From the witches lobbying me to let the scumbags go to actually being anti rape after being pro rape since 1920.

    Blacks resent the feninazis for the longer rape sentences and worse treatment of rape suspects. They aren’t too dumb to realize that crackdowns on rape and child molesting hit blacks and browns far more than Whites.

  208. Anonymous[120] • Disclaimer says:
    @Desiderius
    @Anonymous

    Most cultural Protestants aren’t any wing at all, and may show up at church for Christmas and Easter without being anything close to atheist. You’ve got a massive blind spot re: a large swath of your fellow countrymen.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    We’re not talking about broad swathes of the country though, we’re talking about people who i) fit in in elite legal law school culture, ii) have clear enough beliefs that the person picking them feels confident about how they will vote on Roe without having to ask them, and iii) can survive having everything they or anyone close to them has ever said or done taken out of context.

    If you’re not any kind of wing at all, you’re not going to pass ii. Are there really vast swathes of rock solid social conservatives who care enough about religion to buck elite law school peer pressure to come out as atheist, but not enough to attend a church with rock solid social conservative preaching that would sound bad taken out of context?

    I’m thinking of law prof blogger Ann Althouse, who is culturally Protestant but makes very clear that she’s an atheist, and that she assumes all intelligent people in her environment are also atheists. If there was this huge group of non-avowed atheist law professor Protestants, I would think she’d be the first to know. I think it takes some serious religious commitment to swim against that stream.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Anonymous

    To be affirmatively religious of course it does. But there’s a huge gap between atheist and affirmatively religious where all the go-along-to-get-alongs swim.

    , @Hibernian
    @Anonymous

    They might try broadening the field beyond Hahvuhd men and women, and Yalies, and get away from the bad for the Catholics practice of appointing a bunch of Catholics. Try a few public Ivies, at least Michigan and Virginia, might get a few Protestants with their own intellectual tradition, maybe Calvinists and Lutherans. Baptists let alone Pentecostals aren't that strong in intellectual traditions, but individuaals are often a lot more intellectual than the traditions they spring from.

  209. @Alec Leamas
    @Twinkie



    notwithstanding that Protestants are the largest ethnic group in the country, an absolute majority the last time I looked.
     
    Study like Catholics. :)
     
    This is a bit of a joke perhaps but in my view there may be something to the WASPs by and large abandoning the study of Classical Languages (Latin and Greek) while Catholics in Catholic schools persisted.

    Scalia, Thomas, and Roberts were all products of private Catholic High Schools which almost certainly had a Latin requirement for all of their boys. Kavanaugh of course is, as well as the Court's lone WASP Gorsuch.

    Alito, curiously, is an Italian Catholic who went to public school all of the way through.

    The Jews of course had probably gained some language facility through their study of Hebrew.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Flip, @Desiderius, @Twinkie, @Anonymous, @It's All Ball Bearings, @Alden

    What does high school Latin and Greek and a bit of bar mitzvah Hebrew have to do with becoming a Supreme Court judge or any judge?

    Judicial appointments are purely political, nothing to do with brains or legal scholar ship. Most muni court judges go for it because it’s easier than hustling for clients , paying office overhead and winning cases.

    Then they can either sit and relax till retirement or get on the promotion ladder to state and federal court.

    The Protestant ethic thing of hard work honesty studying for and getting high scores on exams goody goody conformity get to work early and leave late may have worked somewhere sometime but it won’t get anyone a judicial appointment.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Alden

    It's more the theology and philosophy than the ancient languages in my view. We're talking about the Supreme Court and at least until things go significantly further downhill a veneer of legal philosophy is necessary.

  210. @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    BTW, were WASPs of McCoy’s age actually named Sherman?
     
    Sure, as long as it was followed by a Roman numeral.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @ben tillman, @ben tillman

    If Kavanaugh is Sherman McCoy (BTW, were WASPs of McCoy’s age actually named Sherman?) . . . .

    “Sherman McCoy was from South Carolina. Every Sherman I’ve ever known from South Carolina (n = 1) was Black.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @ben tillman

    Sherman was born and raised in NYC. His father or grandfather was from somewhere like Kentucky Missouri

    Replies: @ben tillman, @David In TN

  211. @Anonymous
    @Jack D

    I can assure you that Linux is not running nuclear plants.

    Actually it is not running anything that is safety-relevant.

    But it's great for anything else.

    You are right about the one code line, but you can be sure that the kernel is full of bugs as yet undected.

    Here is a backdoor from 2003: https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2013/10/09/the-linux-backdoor-attempt-of-2003/

    if ((options == (__WCLONE|__WALL)) && (current->uid = 0)) retval = -EINVAL;

    Immediate takeover.

    That "=" should be "=="; C sucks that way.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Carbon blob

    FreeBSD is probably the most popular Unix-like OS in devices where security is at a premium. Really sad to see that they’ve adopted one of these idiotic codes of conduct as well.

  212. @Reg Cæsar
    @Jack D


    BTW, were WASPs of McCoy’s age actually named Sherman?
     
    Sure, as long as it was followed by a Roman numeral.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @ben tillman, @ben tillman

    Sure, as long as it was followed by a Roman numeral.

    Funny, I went to school with one of his descendants, and he was William Tecumseh Sherman ____ III.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @ben tillman


    Funny, I went to school with one of his descendants, and he was William Tecumseh Sherman ____ III.

     

    That wouldn't be the linguist Tom Wolfe wrote about in The Kingdom of Speech, would it?

    https://homepage.univie.ac.at/tecumseh.fitch/

    Replies: @ben tillman

  213. @Dave Pinsen
    Steve, you should create an iSteve reading list for newbs and include Amazon links to Bonfire, The Coup, Scoop, Black Mischief, etc. so you can make a few extra $.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber, @anonymous, @ben tillman

    Amazon de-platformed him, I believe.

  214. @Tim Howells
    I had completely forgotten that the hunter for the Great White Defendant was named Abe Weiss. How things have changed since 1987! No one would ever dare frame the plot that way today.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Jack D, @ben tillman

    I had completely forgotten that the hunter for the Great White Defendant was named Abe Weiss. How things have changed since 1987! No one would ever dare frame the plot that way today.

    In that regard, things were the same now as they were then.

  215. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Jack D


    The Jewish verbal facility is, I believe genetic and has nothing to do with their study of languages. Many Asian Americans know Asian languages and it does nothing for their verbal facility in English – if anything it hurts more than helps. Most secular American Jews are poorly educated in Hebrew (if nowadays they are educated at all) in the first place and even if they are well educated it does little for them. Unlike Greek and Latin there are few Hebrew words found in English aside from names of biblical persons and places (probably more Yiddish has made it into English than Hebrew).
     
    I'm not referring to "most" of this group or that group. I'm referring more specifically to the "bright boys and girls" of their respective groups, and the acculturation to the academic discipline of serous study of difficult ancient languages.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Alden

    Studying languages isn’t hard. It’s just memorization and reading

    Algebra now is hard. What’s the purpose of algebra? What use is it? Why does it exist at all? Does it occur anywhere in the world except in first and third year of high school?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Alden

    Ever try doing any basic electronic design or even any troubleshooting beyond shotgunning and sniffing for burned parts without it?

  216. @ben tillman
    @Reg Cæsar


    If Kavanaugh is Sherman McCoy (BTW, were WASPs of McCoy’s age actually named Sherman?) . . . .
     
    "Sherman McCoy was from South Carolina. Every Sherman I've ever known from South Carolina (n = 1) was Black.

    Replies: @Alden

    Sherman was born and raised in NYC. His father or grandfather was from somewhere like Kentucky Missouri

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @Alden

    You're right, it was his mistress who was from South Carolina.

    , @David In TN
    @Alden

    Sherman McCoy's father was from Knoxville, Tennessee.

  217. • Replies: @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    What a bunch of horseshit. With "friends' like this, who needs enemies. Kav should print out his "friend's" advice and use it for toilet paper. Wittes pretends to have Kav's best interests at heart but he's just trying to trick him into withdrawing by convincing him that unless he can win "bigly" he shouldn't even try. The truth is that a win is a win is a win. If Kav was a Dem would Wittes be giving him this advice? No way in hell.

    I assume this means that Dems are convinced that they can't win in a fair vote so they are desperately trying other tricks. That has been the theme of their scheming from the moment that Kav was announced. They will keep scheming until the vote is final (and even then I have seen columns saying that the new Democrat House should impeach him next year) so the Senate should just get it over with.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

  218. @ben tillman
    @Reg Cæsar


    Sure, as long as it was followed by a Roman numeral.
     
    Funny, I went to school with one of his descendants, and he was William Tecumseh Sherman ____ III.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Funny, I went to school with one of his descendants, and he was William Tecumseh Sherman ____ III.

    That wouldn’t be the linguist Tom Wolfe wrote about in The Kingdom of Speech, would it?

    https://homepage.univie.ac.at/tecumseh.fitch/

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @Reg Cæsar

    No, he went in another direction. Surprisingly, it was not an SJW direction.

  219. @Steve Sailer
    @anon

    It's pretty hard to be in any kind of illegal business above dealing marijuana to your friends without being connected one way or another to violence.

    A friend of mine in high school was the son of a top bookie, who was occasionally off to the Men's Correctional Colony for awhile. His dad was a high IQ guy. But how do you collect on debts in illegal businesses if the government won't send the sheriff around on your behalf?

    Replies: @Danindc, @ben tillman

    It’s pretty hard to be in any kind of illegal business above dealing marijuana to your friends without being connected one way or another to violence.

    A friend of mine in high school was the son of a top bookie, who was occasionally off to the Men’s Correctional Colony for awhile. His dad was a high IQ guy. But how do you collect on debts in illegal businesses if the government won’t send the sheriff around on your behalf?

    Believe it or not, bookies in Dallas can stay in business without resorting to violence. One bookie told me he would threaten it, but he wouldn’t do it.

  220. @Alden
    @ben tillman

    Sherman was born and raised in NYC. His father or grandfather was from somewhere like Kentucky Missouri

    Replies: @ben tillman, @David In TN

    You’re right, it was his mistress who was from South Carolina.

  221. @Jack D
    @Obsessive Contrarian

    The Manhattan DA is Cyrus Vance, Jr., son of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance. The DA before that (for 36 years) was Robert Morgenthau, son of FDR Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr. Thank God that we live in a meritocracy and do not have a hereditary elite in this country.

    Replies: @Olorin, @Dan Hayes, @anon, @David In TN, @Obsessive Contrarian

    My point wasn’t to test your knowledge but to illustrate that Wolfe was wrong about the publicity hound business.

    Wolfe got a lot of things wrong.

  222. @Jack D
    @anonymous


    Rolling Stone’s lawyer says he’d be happy to stipulate Phi Psi. But Eramo attorney Libby Locke suddenly stands and demands that the jurors trust their own ears.

    “It goes to credibility,” says Locke.

    Judge Glen Conrad agrees.
     
    See this is the difference between a real trial and the kangaroo court of public opinion as filtered thru the leftist media. In a real trial you have opposing counsel viewing the witness with appropriate skepticism (whether she is a man or a woman - none of this bullshit where people are entitled to a presumption that they are telling the truth based on chromosomes) and an unbiased judge as a reality check. Without this check, people get carried away on a wave of wishful thinking that supports their pre-existing biases. Jackie's account on the tape is filled with inconsistencies - she can't even get the name of the frat right. But they go right over Erdely's head because she WANTS to believe and there is no one telling her to be skeptical (the old journalistic maxim that if your mother tells you that she loves you, you should check it first before you print it is forgotten in the Woke Era). Some stories are too good to check.

    In a courtroom, people lie more often than not. I once had an old lawyer tell me that in a courtroom, every time a witness tells the complete unvarnished truth, the brass eagle on top of the flagpole comes to life and flies around the courtroom, but that in all his years of practice he had never seen it. Therefore, judges instruct the jury that they not only may but MUST assess the credibility of each witness and that they are free to discount the witness's testimony if they find her to be not credible.

    Meanwhile, in leftist media land, the great tradition of show trials continues. In a show trial, an accusation is the same thing as a conviction - if you weren't guilty then you wouldn't be accused in the first place.

    Replies: @ben tillman

    Rolling Stone’s lawyer says he’d be happy to stipulate Phi Psi. But Eramo attorney Libby Locke suddenly stands and demands that the jurors trust their own ears.

    “It goes to credibility,” says Locke.

    Judge Glen Conrad agrees.

    Why would it even be on the table? The testimony is closed. What kind of banana republic lets the judge testify for one side or the other?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @ben tillman

    The jury came back with questions. This is common. Usually the judge just tells them to rely on their own common sense and sends them back.

    Replies: @ben tillman

  223. @Alden
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Studying languages isn’t hard. It’s just memorization and reading

    Algebra now is hard. What’s the purpose of algebra? What use is it? Why does it exist at all? Does it occur anywhere in the world except in first and third year of high school?

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Ever try doing any basic electronic design or even any troubleshooting beyond shotgunning and sniffing for burned parts without it?

  224. @Lot
    @Charles Pewitt

    "Trump Must Put An Anglo-Celt Southern Protestant Man On The US Supreme Court"

    Suggestions? There were some on W's short list, but they are too old now, and Trump's list I don't think had any. The southerners I remember from it were women.

    I think the best conservative southern legal talent gets sucked up by big corporate law firms in the Northeast and California.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @ben tillman

    I think the best conservative southern legal talent gets sucked up by big corporate law firms in the Northeast and California.

    Absolutely not. There aren’t many white people who want to work at a firm that is 80% Jewish.

  225. @Reg Cæsar
    @ben tillman


    Funny, I went to school with one of his descendants, and he was William Tecumseh Sherman ____ III.

     

    That wouldn't be the linguist Tom Wolfe wrote about in The Kingdom of Speech, would it?

    https://homepage.univie.ac.at/tecumseh.fitch/

    Replies: @ben tillman

    No, he went in another direction. Surprisingly, it was not an SJW direction.

  226. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    The Root, WaPo's racialist subdivision, has found a new Becky: Baggage claim Becky.

    They really love this joke, and they never tire of indulging their hatred for women who have nicer hair than they do:

    https://www.theroot.com/video-baggageclaimbecky-calls-police-on-black-woman-f-1829170833?utm_source=theroot_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2018-09-20

    The black woman calling the manager was guilty of 'cultural appropriation,' the Root notes sardonically.

    Well, anyone who's ever observed black women in any customer service interaction knows how ridiculous that is. No one is more entitled, quicker to demand a manager, or nastier to the help than they are. Especially if the help is white.

    Replies: @Alden

    The black help is just as nasty to the White customers as the black customers are to the White help.

  227. @ic1000
    From the perspective of living with (and sometimes arguing with) Mrs. ic1000 (a wonderful mom and stepmom, if I haven't mentioned that) -- seems that the Democrats' Kavanaugh strategy is effective at mobilizing their base, and also at bringing straying liberal-but-practical Nice White Ladies back into the fold.

    Most commenters here are concerned about the logic and plausibility of the competing narratives, the weight of evidence, precedent, consistency (e.g. Keith Ellison), and the like.

    The news isn't a priority for Mrs. ic1000, she gets it from the TV, Facebook, and talking with friends. She relates stories to her own lived experience. As a pretty woman of a certain age, that includes a number of decades-old episodes of groping and harassment at work, and the advice from (female) supervisors to "let it go".

    On the one hand, Kavanaugh the hard-drinking, entitled 'bro'. On the other, an accomplished woman with no reason to lie or exaggerate. So where there's smoke , there's likely fire.

    Sen. Feinstein's camp threw a Hail Mary pass, and why not? The upsides are plain. The story might be truthful or truthy enough to sink the nomination. Or, "show me the man and I'll show you the crime," somebody else might step forward with some other, more credible tale. At a minimum, a prominent conservative's reputation has been impugned. If he should turn liberal on the Court, there's plenty of opportunity for rehabilitation.

    The Republican Brain Trust's idea to blame some other, drunkier bro just reminds this demographic of "It Wasn't Me". Maybe not such a brainstorm after all.

    Replies: @ATate, @Jack D, @Anonymous, @ben tillman

    On the one hand, Kavanaugh the hard-drinking, entitled ‘bro’. On the other, an accomplished woman with no reason to lie or exaggerate.

    Say what?

  228. @ic1000
    @ATate

    > *snort*

    Many, probably most, not-stupid people in this part of blue-state almost-flyover country don't see things the way you do. That might be worth considering. E.g. it can be bad politics to drive middle-of-the-road folks into the other camp.

    Replies: @ben tillman

    Many, probably most, not-stupid people in this part of blue-state almost-flyover country don’t see things the way you do.

    She’s trying to derail a Supreme Court nomination. And if it’s a “blue state”, why does it even matter what the people think? The question is whether it changes anyone’s mind.

    In “red” states. people know she has a reason to lie and think that’s what she’s doing.

  229. @El Dato
    @Jonathan Mason

    "I tried to deflect attention from the little affair with a Civil War. It actually worked!"

    Meanwhile, the NYT needs your help in a totally un-self-aware moment as irony blossoms like a cherry tree:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/17/technology/disinformation-tipsheet.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes

    "If You See Disinformation Ahead of the Midterms, We Want to Hear From You: As November’s midterm elections approach, The New York Times is looking for examples of online ads, posts and texts that contain political disinformation or false claims and are being deliberately spread on internet platforms to try to influence local, statewide, and federal elections.

    Times journalists are hoping to use your tips to advance our reporting. If you see a suspicious post or text, please take a screenshot and upload it with the form below."
     

    I'm sure they will put it to good use.

    Replies: @Alden

    The comments about that notice are hysterically funny. Fake news? Look to yourself NYSlime is the opinion of most of the comments.

  230. @HallParvey
    @Desiderius

    Understand that the original protestation was because of the fact of corruption in the management of the Christian church of the time.
    Some thought that buying your way into heaven was not right. The selling of indulgences was wrong in the minds of the protesters.
    A First Class ticket on the Jesus express was only available to the rich.
    So, protestantism started out trying to make the church of the day adhere to the rules specified in it's own rule book. Based on recent news stories, they failed.

    Replies: @Alden

    What you just described was Luther. Calvin Knox and Henry 8 had entirely different reasons for their versions of Protestantism

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Alden


    Calvin Knox and Henry 8 had entirely different reasons for their versions of Protestantism
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM9BR55nA2U

    Replies: @Hibernian

  231. @ben tillman
    @Jack D


    Rolling Stone’s lawyer says he’d be happy to stipulate Phi Psi. But Eramo attorney Libby Locke suddenly stands and demands that the jurors trust their own ears.

    “It goes to credibility,” says Locke.

    Judge Glen Conrad agrees.
     
    Why would it even be on the table? The testimony is closed. What kind of banana republic lets the judge testify for one side or the other?

    Replies: @Jack D

    The jury came back with questions. This is common. Usually the judge just tells them to rely on their own common sense and sends them back.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @Jack D

    No need to explain it to me. I try cases to juries.

  232. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/YAppelbaum/status/1043212613751062529

    Replies: @Jack D

    What a bunch of horseshit. With “friends’ like this, who needs enemies. Kav should print out his “friend’s” advice and use it for toilet paper. Wittes pretends to have Kav’s best interests at heart but he’s just trying to trick him into withdrawing by convincing him that unless he can win “bigly” he shouldn’t even try. The truth is that a win is a win is a win. If Kav was a Dem would Wittes be giving him this advice? No way in hell.

    I assume this means that Dems are convinced that they can’t win in a fair vote so they are desperately trying other tricks. That has been the theme of their scheming from the moment that Kav was announced. They will keep scheming until the vote is final (and even then I have seen columns saying that the new Democrat House should impeach him next year) so the Senate should just get it over with.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    @Jack D

    What will Kavanaugh be referred to as if he only gets confirmed 51-50?Justice Kavanaugh

    Replies: @Hibernian

  233. @candid_observer
    Apparently, Blasey's lawyers are now claiming she can't fly to DC because of her many problems due to her "sexual assault".

    Do they not realize how ridiculous this makes her seem to normal people? She can't fly, and needs extra doors in her home, because of being groped when she was 15?

    Are they really deadset on making her out to be the most neurotic person in America? Do they seriously believe that this will persuade normal people to believe her, instead of concluding she's a complete nutcase?

    Do they think this is a Title IX investigation?

    Replies: @Rosamond Vincy

    One of my brother’s friends whacked me on the rear when I was 13 in front of another boy I liked.

    I need puppies!

  234. @stillCARealist
    @Tyrion 2

    I guess it depends on where you go in London. I visited in 2016 for 3 days and was struck by all the large groups of white people. You can't see that in my town unless you go for jury duty (the brown races aren't registered to vote) or an evangelical church.

    Seriously, outside the pubs in the evenings there were large groups of well-dressed white folks drinking beer and talking. I mean outside all the pubs, and I was quite jealous that this sort of dynamic doesn't occur in my UMC CA suburb. Also, there were nice straight lines of English school children in uniforms strolling around. A few Asians, but so what?

    I thought your city was quite lovely, at least where we went. I wouldn't drive there to save my life, of course, but I could spend lots more time there and enjoy it.

    Replies: @Tyrion 2, @Reg Cæsar

    Seriously, outside the pubs in the evenings there were large groups of well-dressed white folks drinking beer and talking.

    You see this on Minneapolis’s Hennepin Avenue in the summer. Unfortunately, it’s only on the patios of the gay bars.

  235. @Jonathan Mason
    @Jack D


    In addition, a lot of what we think of as female beauty is not “natural” but is the product of elaborate grooming rituals.
     
    At last someone other than myself who recognizes this. Affluent women look good, because they have expensive hair styling, dentistry, clothes, gym memberships, cosmetics, plastic surgery, good nutrition, and contraception.

    Poor women may look hot when they are young, if they have good genes, but childbearing, loss of teeth, cigarettes, booze, and poor nutrition usually takes its toll before the age of 30.

    One would expect senior law students for the most part to have access to some parental or spousal funds sufficient to make themselves presentable for a job interview, and enough intelligence to know what it means to be professional, without going too far.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K2TrZb2pIo

    Replies: @Art Deco, @anonymous, @Alden, @Alden

    Child bearing doesn’t ruin any ones looks. How could it? Gain 10 or 12 pounds* stomach sticks out for the last 6 or 7 weeks, baby arrives. You’re back to normal.

    Pregnancy only affects the stomach and breasts. Few days after the birth you’re back to normal. Pregnancy doesn’t affect the face hair and legs at all.

    Pregnancy only lasts 9 months in a lifetime.

    * severe morning sickness prevents weight gain for the first 7 months.

    You sound like Margaret Sanger Or maybe you are one of the numerous male commenters who know nothing about pregnancy child bearing women marriage and children.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Alden


    Child bearing doesn’t ruin any ones looks. How could it? Gain 10 or 12 pounds* stomach sticks out for the last 6 or 7 weeks, baby arrives. You’re back to normal.

    Pregnancy only affects the stomach and breasts. Few days after the birth you’re back to normal. Pregnancy doesn’t affect the face hair and legs at all.
     

    So no one can tell the difference between a matron and a nulliparous woman based on characteristic appearance? Pull my other leg while you are at it.

    Legs? Enlargement of the feet, varicose veins?

    Osteoporosis, weight gain, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, stretch marks, loss of bladder control, hair loss, weight gain, permanent psychological changes, post partum depression or psychosis?

    This is ignoring the numerous physiological complications affecting almost every body system during pregnancy, which are usually temporary, or complications related to pregnancy in adolescence or in women older than the typical child-bearing age including toxemia.

    A few years ago my wife's best friend who was maid of honor at our wedding died in childbirth. She was an extremely beautiful, apparently healthy, vibrant young woman having her second child in a developed country (Holland) and she died of toxemia in pregnancy and so did the child, leaving her husband to raise a 2-year-old alone. Not a typical outcome, but something to think about.

    , @Jack D
    @Alden

    It really depends on the woman. Some women give birth and soon revert to their former figure without much effort. For other women, giving birth permanently makes them thick about the middle and they never regain their girlish figure. Thus the word "matronly". It's possible for the latter group that some rigorous program of diet and exercise might restore their figures (or maybe it is not coming back no matter what) but many never get their figures back for whatever reason.

  236. @Jonathan Mason
    @Art Deco


    From what part of Britain are you writing?
     
    I am writing from the part of Britain called rural North Florida. However my remarks apply to women in all parts of the world, first, second, and third.

    Have you ever heard of meth mouth?

    http://www.deltadentalidblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/meth-mouth.jpg

    Probably would not get hired in Judge Kavanaugh's chambers.

    Replies: @Rosamond Vincy, @Art Deco

    “10 Years of Meth” and “The Slow Train of Meth” on youtube show the effects pretty clearly. There’s one woman featured in both who is rumored to be dead now; given she looks 3/4-dead in her last mugshot, it is probably true.

  237. @Jonathan Mason
    @Jack D


    In addition, a lot of what we think of as female beauty is not “natural” but is the product of elaborate grooming rituals.
     
    At last someone other than myself who recognizes this. Affluent women look good, because they have expensive hair styling, dentistry, clothes, gym memberships, cosmetics, plastic surgery, good nutrition, and contraception.

    Poor women may look hot when they are young, if they have good genes, but childbearing, loss of teeth, cigarettes, booze, and poor nutrition usually takes its toll before the age of 30.

    One would expect senior law students for the most part to have access to some parental or spousal funds sufficient to make themselves presentable for a job interview, and enough intelligence to know what it means to be professional, without going too far.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K2TrZb2pIo

    Replies: @Art Deco, @anonymous, @Alden, @Alden

    “ Poor women can’t afford contraception. “

    Guess you’ve never heard of the free county health system in this country or the national health in Europe.

    IUDs are the most reliable. The original insertion is the only cost and they last forever.

    My mother always claimed that smoking caused wrinkles but I never noticed my aunts who chain smoked were more wrinkled than the ladies who didn’t smoke.

    But most baby boomers and the younger generations don’t smoke.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Alden


    My mother always claimed that smoking caused wrinkles but I never noticed my aunts who chain smoked were more wrinkled than the ladies who didn’t smoke.
     
    Which twin is the smoker?

    https://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/ss/slideshow-ways-smoking-affects-looks
  238. @Anonymous
    @Desiderius

    We’re not talking about broad swathes of the country though, we’re talking about people who i) fit in in elite legal law school culture, ii) have clear enough beliefs that the person picking them feels confident about how they will vote on Roe without having to ask them, and iii) can survive having everything they or anyone close to them has ever said or done taken out of context.

    If you’re not any kind of wing at all, you’re not going to pass ii. Are there really vast swathes of rock solid social conservatives who care enough about religion to buck elite law school peer pressure to come out as atheist, but not enough to attend a church with rock solid social conservative preaching that would sound bad taken out of context?

    I’m thinking of law prof blogger Ann Althouse, who is culturally Protestant but makes very clear that she’s an atheist, and that she assumes all intelligent people in her environment are also atheists. If there was this huge group of non-avowed atheist law professor Protestants, I would think she’d be the first to know. I think it takes some serious religious commitment to swim against that stream.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Hibernian

    To be affirmatively religious of course it does. But there’s a huge gap between atheist and affirmatively religious where all the go-along-to-get-alongs swim.

  239. @Jack D
    @ben tillman

    The jury came back with questions. This is common. Usually the judge just tells them to rely on their own common sense and sends them back.

    Replies: @ben tillman

    No need to explain it to me. I try cases to juries.

  240. @Alden
    @ben tillman

    Sherman was born and raised in NYC. His father or grandfather was from somewhere like Kentucky Missouri

    Replies: @ben tillman, @David In TN

    Sherman McCoy’s father was from Knoxville, Tennessee.

  241. @Jack D
    @Anonymous

    What a bunch of horseshit. With "friends' like this, who needs enemies. Kav should print out his "friend's" advice and use it for toilet paper. Wittes pretends to have Kav's best interests at heart but he's just trying to trick him into withdrawing by convincing him that unless he can win "bigly" he shouldn't even try. The truth is that a win is a win is a win. If Kav was a Dem would Wittes be giving him this advice? No way in hell.

    I assume this means that Dems are convinced that they can't win in a fair vote so they are desperately trying other tricks. That has been the theme of their scheming from the moment that Kav was announced. They will keep scheming until the vote is final (and even then I have seen columns saying that the new Democrat House should impeach him next year) so the Senate should just get it over with.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

    What will Kavanaugh be referred to as if he only gets confirmed 51-50?

    [MORE]
    Justice Kavanaugh

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @ScarletNumber

    Tell that to Justice Thomas.

  242. @Alden
    @HallParvey

    What you just described was Luther. Calvin Knox and Henry 8 had entirely different reasons for their versions of Protestantism

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Calvin Knox and Henry 8 had entirely different reasons for their versions of Protestantism

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Anonymous

    This seemed like hardcore Catholic propaganda (and I know whereof I speak) with maybe a little sympathy for Luther, but none for the other three, until the end when they portrayed PF as a drama queen (sympathetic to drama queens I'll give you.)

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

  243. In future, SCOTUS nominees will have to raised on special judge farms where they’ll be under video surveillance 24 hours a day. And they’ll probably need to be neutered at birth.

    • LOL: Hibernian
  244. @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Jack D

    2/3 is way too low my friend.

    80% to 90% is far more accurate.

    Replies: @Lot

    You don’t happen to work at Baton Rouge Wal-Mart do you?

  245. @Olorin
    @Tyrion 2

    You'd have to live and do business in Philly and be a Penn alumnus with a mess of Jewish friends to comprehend how accurate this is where Sabrina Rubin Erdeley was concerned.

    The "foreign policy" in question there is a quintessential form of anti-Americanism by people who occupy the US but are not loyal to it. Their "foreign policy" is anti-white and anti-male, expressed as hostility to every institution, practice, creation, idea, or expression of anything white or male. Including--especially--its founders and their descendants.

    Of which the University of Virginia is one of the whitest and malest and most foundatinally American.

    (Penn had been conquered long before. Sabrina Rubin knew it. I wouldn't call her "naive," however. Quite the contrary. She instinctively knew how to spin slanderous tales against white Americans of founding stock. Her entire resume of major magazine stories was about that--suburban moms with heroin addictions, whore moms selling themselves, innocent brown victims of priestly rape. Her supposedly innocent acceptance of Jackie Coakley's garrulous demented BS was not naivete. It was an established, proven journalistic way of turning drek into gelt. All you have to do is pretend to believe and avoid asking questions that would decloak the scam. You don't want truth, you want eyeballs for your retcon.)

    And what do UVA fraternities produce? Mating opportunities between the best and brightest...and in many cases, infuriatingly whitest. It's not a game everyone gets to play. It's a game that has crucial, and foundational, lifelong effects for those who do, and who play it well.

    Jackie Coakley herself said (in the Dean Eramo trial IIRC) that the "sexual assault survivors group" was, for her, the equivalent of a sorority. Which in her mind meant a bunch of gals who got together to be emotional and fragile. Which, if you've ever had anything to do with founding-stock-university sorority circles, you know to be the opposite of what they're about.

    Jackie Coakley was clearly not the kind of gal the Blonde Beast frat brothers of Sabrina Rubin's fevered imagination would want to wed. Though they might bed her if she arrived at that interaction signalling a willingness to be so used. Or without appropriate instruction in how to conduct herself respectfully or, conversely, with no respect but cold social machination leading to prenup, temporary marriage, and lucrative divorce.

    And thus Jackie Coakley was not the kind of gal the sororities would rush. She had to know it. Even homely and gawky and unpopular girls know to the Nth degree precisely their place in the social order...and what attentions they can and cannot expect as a result.

    It's just so unfair!

    The MSM have inserted themselves as the Old Faithful of attention, spouting whatever overheated and steamy nonsense can be monetarized. Truth doesn't matter. Only clicks do.

    And votes--bearing in mind that all this is being spouted because it is an election year and the Democrats got nuthin' as a platform and are flailing about trying to keep the faithful riled up By Any Means Necessary.

    IIRC Mark Zuckerberg was planning to engineer the overlap of those two expressive realms (election voting via Facebook/online engine) in the days when Queen Hillary's coronation was a 98.1% sure thing. The apotheosis of demos. Female gossip and hysteria replacing politikos. Citizenship as payola. The permanent high-tech overclass farming the goyim forever. Never mind Big Brother--the cattle will pay enthusiastically to place the boot on their own face, in return for a 24/7 feed of prurient thrills and ads for exciting new shiny things.

    Replies: @Tyrion 2

    There are cynical charalatans and there is a mass of true believers, but I’ve never come across Jewish anti-white animus even as I’ve in-person accused fellow Jews of such to try to shock them out of their new religion.

    From me, such an accusation is a digestible shock, from you any Jew hearing it will merely take it that it is actually you who hates them. That is the natural reaction when people are wrongly accused of being wild with hate. This is also why many people in the West are under the impression that their elites detest them.

    Erdely is a true believer just as Ezra Klein is a Tartuffian charlatan. Among non-Jewish Western cosmopolitan elites, the split down is exactly the same. Basically none hate whites qua whites. Many snobbishly look down on Southerners. A smaller proportion have some resentment of upper class WASPy types. The same might be said, thpugh probably even more so, of the Irish or other white ethnics. It is a form of snobbery too.

    Anyway TLDR, I realise the above is a bit of a ramble. Erdely spoke to Coakely just as she would an Afghan warlord, and Coakley spoke back just as an Afghan warlord would. That is they would spin the tale that would get them maximum attention/resources and Erdely would listen as if it were a core morality play of her new progressive religion – because these things are the morality play of the new progressive religion. And that religion has got very little to do with Judaism, even if you find many Jewish converts to it.

    Insinuating a secret anti-white hatred from people who basically all consider themselves white is silly…and counter-productive.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Tyrion 2

    They tend to despise the non-deracinated*, which is a coping mechanism for their own sense of displacement. It still results in practice as objectively anti-a-subset-of-whites.

    * - compare the popularity of Potter (muggles) vs Tolkien (hobbits)

    , @Olorin
    @Tyrion 2

    There is nothing "secret" about this animus.

    Replies: @Tyrion 2

  246. @Anonymous
    @anonymous

    Proof of what?

    Replies: @Autochthon

    That Obama is into old white guys with literary pretensions?

  247. @Alden
    @Jonathan Mason

    Child bearing doesn’t ruin any ones looks. How could it? Gain 10 or 12 pounds* stomach sticks out for the last 6 or 7 weeks, baby arrives. You’re back to normal.

    Pregnancy only affects the stomach and breasts. Few days after the birth you’re back to normal. Pregnancy doesn’t affect the face hair and legs at all.

    Pregnancy only lasts 9 months in a lifetime.

    * severe morning sickness prevents weight gain for the first 7 months.

    You sound like Margaret Sanger Or maybe you are one of the numerous male commenters who know nothing about pregnancy child bearing women marriage and children.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Jack D

    Child bearing doesn’t ruin any ones looks. How could it? Gain 10 or 12 pounds* stomach sticks out for the last 6 or 7 weeks, baby arrives. You’re back to normal.

    Pregnancy only affects the stomach and breasts. Few days after the birth you’re back to normal. Pregnancy doesn’t affect the face hair and legs at all.

    So no one can tell the difference between a matron and a nulliparous woman based on characteristic appearance? Pull my other leg while you are at it.

    Legs? Enlargement of the feet, varicose veins?

    Osteoporosis, weight gain, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, stretch marks, loss of bladder control, hair loss, weight gain, permanent psychological changes, post partum depression or psychosis?

    This is ignoring the numerous physiological complications affecting almost every body system during pregnancy, which are usually temporary, or complications related to pregnancy in adolescence or in women older than the typical child-bearing age including toxemia.

    A few years ago my wife’s best friend who was maid of honor at our wedding died in childbirth. She was an extremely beautiful, apparently healthy, vibrant young woman having her second child in a developed country (Holland) and she died of toxemia in pregnancy and so did the child, leaving her husband to raise a 2-year-old alone. Not a typical outcome, but something to think about.

  248. @Alden
    @Jonathan Mason

    “ Poor women can’t afford contraception. “

    Guess you’ve never heard of the free county health system in this country or the national health in Europe.

    IUDs are the most reliable. The original insertion is the only cost and they last forever.

    My mother always claimed that smoking caused wrinkles but I never noticed my aunts who chain smoked were more wrinkled than the ladies who didn’t smoke.

    But most baby boomers and the younger generations don’t smoke.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    My mother always claimed that smoking caused wrinkles but I never noticed my aunts who chain smoked were more wrinkled than the ladies who didn’t smoke.

    Which twin is the smoker?

    https://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/ss/slideshow-ways-smoking-affects-looks

  249. @Tyrion 2
    @Olorin

    There are cynical charalatans and there is a mass of true believers, but I've never come across Jewish anti-white animus even as I've in-person accused fellow Jews of such to try to shock them out of their new religion.

    From me, such an accusation is a digestible shock, from you any Jew hearing it will merely take it that it is actually you who hates them. That is the natural reaction when people are wrongly accused of being wild with hate. This is also why many people in the West are under the impression that their elites detest them.

    Erdely is a true believer just as Ezra Klein is a Tartuffian charlatan. Among non-Jewish Western cosmopolitan elites, the split down is exactly the same. Basically none hate whites qua whites. Many snobbishly look down on Southerners. A smaller proportion have some resentment of upper class WASPy types. The same might be said, thpugh probably even more so, of the Irish or other white ethnics. It is a form of snobbery too.

    Anyway TLDR, I realise the above is a bit of a ramble. Erdely spoke to Coakely just as she would an Afghan warlord, and Coakley spoke back just as an Afghan warlord would. That is they would spin the tale that would get them maximum attention/resources and Erdely would listen as if it were a core morality play of her new progressive religion - because these things are the morality play of the new progressive religion. And that religion has got very little to do with Judaism, even if you find many Jewish converts to it.

    Insinuating a secret anti-white hatred from people who basically all consider themselves white is silly...and counter-productive.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Olorin

    They tend to despise the non-deracinated*, which is a coping mechanism for their own sense of displacement. It still results in practice as objectively anti-a-subset-of-whites.

    * – compare the popularity of Potter (muggles) vs Tolkien (hobbits)

  250. @Polynikes
    That's a prescient passage given today's day and age, but I am not sure it fits the Kavanagh case.

    The Kavanagh ordeal is a strict switch hunt to stop the court from swinging more conservative in front of several big cases this term and in the years to come. They'd run the same smears against a black or other minority conservative.

    Replies: @Inquiring Mind, @Paul Jolliffe

    So, you’re saying this is a real-life variation on “The Pelican Brief”?

    If it is (and you may well be right), then which upcoming “big cases” do you think are hinging on Kavanaugh’s confirmation/rejection?

    I am genuinely curious.

    What do you predict?

  251. @Hippopotamusdrome
    @J.Ross

    Excerpts from an interview of the author of the Linux kernel's new Code of Conduct:



    Code and Witchcraft with Coraline Ada Ehmke
    ...
    I write code and I’m literally a witch. ... I did Golden Dawn. I did Thelema. ... And my data model is based on Kabbalah. ... The ancient Jewish mystic tradition. ... So, code is definitely magic. ... I had a lot of impact with my writing in terms of my Egyptian magic. ... A really interesting idea from ... Aleister Crowley’s magical system is this idea of thought forms. ... definitely related to programming, because thought forms are basically the embodiment of a desire or an idea ...

     

    Replies: @EH

    “They” doesn’t know their magical history. “Thought forms” were not from Crowley, but the theosophists Annie Besant and Charles Leadbeater. (Their book Thought-Forms (1901) had some beautiful color plates.)

    Make no mistake, they believe things that are more bizarre than most could credit anyone believing, but that makes them not less dangerous, but more.

  252. @Anonymous
    @Desiderius

    We’re not talking about broad swathes of the country though, we’re talking about people who i) fit in in elite legal law school culture, ii) have clear enough beliefs that the person picking them feels confident about how they will vote on Roe without having to ask them, and iii) can survive having everything they or anyone close to them has ever said or done taken out of context.

    If you’re not any kind of wing at all, you’re not going to pass ii. Are there really vast swathes of rock solid social conservatives who care enough about religion to buck elite law school peer pressure to come out as atheist, but not enough to attend a church with rock solid social conservative preaching that would sound bad taken out of context?

    I’m thinking of law prof blogger Ann Althouse, who is culturally Protestant but makes very clear that she’s an atheist, and that she assumes all intelligent people in her environment are also atheists. If there was this huge group of non-avowed atheist law professor Protestants, I would think she’d be the first to know. I think it takes some serious religious commitment to swim against that stream.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Hibernian

    They might try broadening the field beyond Hahvuhd men and women, and Yalies, and get away from the bad for the Catholics practice of appointing a bunch of Catholics. Try a few public Ivies, at least Michigan and Virginia, might get a few Protestants with their own intellectual tradition, maybe Calvinists and Lutherans. Baptists let alone Pentecostals aren’t that strong in intellectual traditions, but individuaals are often a lot more intellectual than the traditions they spring from.

  253. @Alden
    @Alec Leamas

    What does high school Latin and Greek and a bit of bar mitzvah Hebrew have to do with becoming a Supreme Court judge or any judge?

    Judicial appointments are purely political, nothing to do with brains or legal scholar ship. Most muni court judges go for it because it’s easier than hustling for clients , paying office overhead and winning cases.

    Then they can either sit and relax till retirement or get on the promotion ladder to state and federal court.

    The Protestant ethic thing of hard work honesty studying for and getting high scores on exams goody goody conformity get to work early and leave late may have worked somewhere sometime but it won’t get anyone a judicial appointment.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    It’s more the theology and philosophy than the ancient languages in my view. We’re talking about the Supreme Court and at least until things go significantly further downhill a veneer of legal philosophy is necessary.

  254. @ScarletNumber
    @Jack D

    What will Kavanaugh be referred to as if he only gets confirmed 51-50?Justice Kavanaugh

    Replies: @Hibernian

    Tell that to Justice Thomas.

  255. @Anonymous
    @Alden


    Calvin Knox and Henry 8 had entirely different reasons for their versions of Protestantism
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM9BR55nA2U

    Replies: @Hibernian

    This seemed like hardcore Catholic propaganda (and I know whereof I speak) with maybe a little sympathy for Luther, but none for the other three, until the end when they portrayed PF as a drama queen (sympathetic to drama queens I’ll give you.)

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    @Hibernian

    Hibernian:

    Note that Bergoglio's pectoral cross was replaced by the triangular peacenik symbol (otherwise identified and honored as the footprint of the American chicken).

  256. @Alden
    @Jonathan Mason

    Child bearing doesn’t ruin any ones looks. How could it? Gain 10 or 12 pounds* stomach sticks out for the last 6 or 7 weeks, baby arrives. You’re back to normal.

    Pregnancy only affects the stomach and breasts. Few days after the birth you’re back to normal. Pregnancy doesn’t affect the face hair and legs at all.

    Pregnancy only lasts 9 months in a lifetime.

    * severe morning sickness prevents weight gain for the first 7 months.

    You sound like Margaret Sanger Or maybe you are one of the numerous male commenters who know nothing about pregnancy child bearing women marriage and children.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Jack D

    It really depends on the woman. Some women give birth and soon revert to their former figure without much effort. For other women, giving birth permanently makes them thick about the middle and they never regain their girlish figure. Thus the word “matronly”. It’s possible for the latter group that some rigorous program of diet and exercise might restore their figures (or maybe it is not coming back no matter what) but many never get their figures back for whatever reason.

  257. @Jonathan Mason
    @Art Deco


    From what part of Britain are you writing?
     
    I am writing from the part of Britain called rural North Florida. However my remarks apply to women in all parts of the world, first, second, and third.

    Have you ever heard of meth mouth?

    http://www.deltadentalidblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/meth-mouth.jpg

    Probably would not get hired in Judge Kavanaugh's chambers.

    Replies: @Rosamond Vincy, @Art Deco

    I’ve heard of it but never seen it. Perhaps because meth use is a hobby of < 1% of the population.

  258. @Das
    @Luke Lea

    Evangelical Christians are too stupid to serve on the Supreme Court, and Republicans assume that a non-evangelical Protestant would be liberal on abortion. So Catholics it is.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Evangelical Christians are too stupid to serve on the Supreme Court,

    Harriet Miers was managing partner of a law firm with over 200 attorneys and graduated 1st in her law school class at Southern Methodist. Why don’t you write her and tell her she’s ‘too stupid’ to do Sandra Day O’Connor’s job?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Art Deco

    Those are about the only positive facts I’ve ever heard about Harriet Miers, and at the time she was nominated I was an extremely sympathetic observer.

    Evangelicals aren’t particularly stupid, but they don’t do PR.

  259. @FPD72
    @Jack D

    I agree completely. I studied both Greek and Hebrew in school and Hebrew was by far the more difficult of the two, for the reasons you gave. And when you consider all of the irregular Hebrew verbs, it isn’t even close.

    Replies: @candid_observer

    I think it’s generally accepted that the deeper the evolutionary divergence between two languages, the harder it is for a speaker of one language to learn the other.

    Greek is Indo-European. Hebrew is not.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @candid_observer

    Once you get the hang of using your BDB, Hebrew is manageable, at least Biblical Hebrew where there are only a subset of words and phrases to master.

    The prominence of the three letter roots makes it fun for amateur philologists/etymologists.

  260. @Anonymous
    @J.Ross

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/17/linus_torvalds_linux_apology_break/

    I don't know what's going on.

    Will Linux transform into Baizuix?

    Maybe a fork into Pepix will occur?

    The new "Contributor Covenant" is quite the pink-haired stuff. When the GNU License doesn't suffice, things are dicey:

    https://www.contributor-covenant.org/

    Notable bollocks by the international proletarix criticism society:


    Enforcement

    Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the project team at [INSERT EMAIL ADDRESS]. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The project team is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

    Project maintainers who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other members of the project’s leadership.

     

    What are they gonna do? Yell at people?

    Created by:

    https://where.coraline.codes/

    "Coraline Ada Ehmke: Notable Rubyist, Nefarious Code Witch, And Notorious Social Justice Warrior"

     

    "I started my gender transition in March of 2014. I am very public about my journey in the hopes that I can make the way easier for those who come after me."

     

    This will end in an event worse than Reiser dumping his girlfriend into the desert.

    Xe's against meritocracy:

    http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Meritocracy


    Marginalized people also suffer some of the unintended consequences of dogmatic insistence on meritocratic principles of governance. Studies have shown that organizational cultures that value meritocracy often result in greater inequality. People with “merit” are often excused for their bad behavior in public spaces based on the value of their technical contributions. Meritocracy also naively assumes a level playing field, in which everyone has access to the same resources, free time, and common life experiences to draw upon. These factors and more make contributing to open source a daunting prospect for many people, especially women and other underrepresented people.
     
    Confused thinking, bad concepts, ambiguous generalizations, weird leveling towards the bottom in apparent effort to lift everyones boat "equally".

    The journal article "The Paradox of Meritocracy in Organizations" empirically confirms the hypothesis that an organizational culture which promotes meritocracy results in greater inequality.

     

    Adopters of this (I can't imagine what it means to "adopt" this; there is nothing actionable in there)

    https://www.contributor-covenant.org/adopters

    Yes, this stinks.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    Does anyone actually know what major application or algorithm that Xiss Coraline has actually coded?

  261. @Art Deco
    @Das

    Evangelical Christians are too stupid to serve on the Supreme Court,

    Harriet Miers was managing partner of a law firm with over 200 attorneys and graduated 1st in her law school class at Southern Methodist. Why don't you write her and tell her she's 'too stupid' to do Sandra Day O'Connor's job?

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Those are about the only positive facts I’ve ever heard about Harriet Miers, and at the time she was nominated I was an extremely sympathetic observer.

    Evangelicals aren’t particularly stupid, but they don’t do PR.

  262. @candid_observer
    @FPD72

    I think it's generally accepted that the deeper the evolutionary divergence between two languages, the harder it is for a speaker of one language to learn the other.

    Greek is Indo-European. Hebrew is not.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Once you get the hang of using your BDB, Hebrew is manageable, at least Biblical Hebrew where there are only a subset of words and phrases to master.

    The prominence of the three letter roots makes it fun for amateur philologists/etymologists.

  263. Dissatisfied coders are actually allowed to take their contribution and go home.

    Hey Linus,

    I’m taking HTTP and going home. Call Xiss Coraline if you need anything.

    Bye!

  264. @Lowe
    @anon

    Are you sure? You eat with them, right?

    Replies: @anon

    I eat with a knife and fork.

  265. @Tyrion 2
    @Olorin

    There are cynical charalatans and there is a mass of true believers, but I've never come across Jewish anti-white animus even as I've in-person accused fellow Jews of such to try to shock them out of their new religion.

    From me, such an accusation is a digestible shock, from you any Jew hearing it will merely take it that it is actually you who hates them. That is the natural reaction when people are wrongly accused of being wild with hate. This is also why many people in the West are under the impression that their elites detest them.

    Erdely is a true believer just as Ezra Klein is a Tartuffian charlatan. Among non-Jewish Western cosmopolitan elites, the split down is exactly the same. Basically none hate whites qua whites. Many snobbishly look down on Southerners. A smaller proportion have some resentment of upper class WASPy types. The same might be said, thpugh probably even more so, of the Irish or other white ethnics. It is a form of snobbery too.

    Anyway TLDR, I realise the above is a bit of a ramble. Erdely spoke to Coakely just as she would an Afghan warlord, and Coakley spoke back just as an Afghan warlord would. That is they would spin the tale that would get them maximum attention/resources and Erdely would listen as if it were a core morality play of her new progressive religion - because these things are the morality play of the new progressive religion. And that religion has got very little to do with Judaism, even if you find many Jewish converts to it.

    Insinuating a secret anti-white hatred from people who basically all consider themselves white is silly...and counter-productive.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Olorin

    There is nothing “secret” about this animus.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    @Olorin

    Or real...

  266. @Olorin
    @Tyrion 2

    There is nothing "secret" about this animus.

    Replies: @Tyrion 2

    Or real…

  267. @Hibernian
    @Anonymous

    This seemed like hardcore Catholic propaganda (and I know whereof I speak) with maybe a little sympathy for Luther, but none for the other three, until the end when they portrayed PF as a drama queen (sympathetic to drama queens I'll give you.)

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

    Hibernian:

    Note that Bergoglio’s pectoral cross was replaced by the triangular peacenik symbol (otherwise identified and honored as the footprint of the American chicken).

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